Philosophical Propaedeutic 2

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202EFP2 exam 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 29 to 39 hours of self-study English summer

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Introductory Philosophy 2 focuses on the philosphy of dialogue and philosophy of anthropology and introduces, in particular the phenomenlogically, hermeutically and dialogically tuned philosphy.

  1. The spoken word as experience of the world.
  2. Intuition vs. language and its potential.
  3. I - You, I - That.
  4. Philosophic - anthropologic aspects of acting.

Learning outcomes

To introduce student to the philosophical though, particularly, in the context of the philosophy of plays, theatre and philosophy of embodiment.

Prerequisites and other requirements

No requirements.


H. G. Gadamer, Truth and Method (second, revised edn, trans. Revisions J. Weinsheimer and D. G. Marshall) New York: Continuum, 1995. (first published 1960) Part: Ontology of Play

E. Fink,The Oasis of Happiness: Toward an Ontology of Play, Yale French Studies No. 41, Game, Play, Literature: Yale University Press. 1968. p. 19-30.

D. Winnicot, Playing and Reality, London and New York: Routledge, 2005. (first published 1971) 

J. Huizinga, Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-element in Culture. Boston, MA:The Beacon Press, 1950 (first published 1944) 1-49

F. Nietzsche, So spoke Zarathustra, Dover, 1999. (selected stories)

F. Nietzsche, Untimely meditation, Cambridge University Press, 1997. (Part: On Use and Abuse of History for Life)

F. Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy, Penguin, 1993. (first three chapters)

M. Buber, I and Thou, Martino publishing, 2010. (first section)

Evaluation methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: attendance and participation in lectures/classes, completion of the semester paper.

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