Critical Reading in Philosophical Texts

Course Number: 
HSL751
LTP structure: 
3-0-0
Discipline: 
Philosophy
Credit: 
3.0

Pre-requisite

Course Objective

1) To learn to interpret a philosophical text by placing it in its relevant contexts- intellectual, socio-historical. 2) To reconstruct and critically examine the claims made by the text. 3) To relate the text to contemporary issues and texts in Philosophy.

Course Content

The instructor will select a seminal text in philosophy and read it along with the class. Emphasis will be given to the textual material and issues in reading and understanding. An overview of the following will be provided: The nature the text, specificity of philosophical texts, text and context, issues in translation, interpretation and understanding.
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