851-0125-78L  Non-Conceptual Thinking: Philosophy As Literature

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersM. Hampe, A. Kilcher
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


851-0125-78 SDenken in Bildern: Gleichnisse in der Philosophie2 hrs
Thu13-15LEE C 114 »
M. Hampe, A. Kilcher

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AbstractLiterature and Philosophy are usually distinguished from each other by the following difference: Philosophy supposedly uses a language of abstract concepts whereas literature tells stories and uses metaphors. Looking more closely reveals that philosophy is operating not at all purely conceptual and without metaphors. Metaphorical texts that tell stories in philosophy are subject of this course.
ObjectiveStudents should learn about the different types of argumentative and non-argumentative texts. They should learn to understand the descriptive and critical value of non-argumentative texts that operate at the boarder between philosophy and literature.

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ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersM. Hampe, A. Kilcher
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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