Continental Philosophy: Perspectives from Beyond the Channel

Ref: C3744173

We will discuss crucial philosophical questions around the relationship between the individual and society. In particular, we will ask whether and how social structures affect one's identity, and whether and how the exercise of power in society affects one's conceptualisation of individuality and identity. To discuss these questions, we will look at the answers given by key Continental philosophers from the 20th and 21st century including Adorno, Foucault, Deleuze and Agamben.

Course aim

This course aims to discuss fundamental questions of identity and power in the continental philosophy of the 20th and 21st centuries by introducing the key philosophical figures of that tradition

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify issues underlying the relationship between the individual and society
  • Present different views on the topics discussed
  • Compare and contrast philosophical positions explored
  • Describe complex philosophical views
  • Apply philosophical learning to contemporary public issues

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Continental Philosophy: Perspectives from Beyond the Channel

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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