Checking date: 30/05/2018

Course: 2020/2021

Foundations of Philosophy
Study: (84)

Coordinating teacher: GOMEZ RAMOS, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject:

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
- Knowledge of the main philosophical problems, and the cultural and scientific context in which they emerge. - Acquaintance with the basic philosophical vocabulary. - Skill in philosophical reasoning. - Oral and written expression of philosophical arguments. - Reading of basic, classical texts of philosophy.
Description of contents: programme
- Knowing. An introduction to how we deal with the world. - Truth an error. What can we know about reality? - Reality, language and concepts. Knowing yourself. An introduction to the examined life. - Who am I? About oneself. - Freedom, mind and body. Agency. An introduction to Ethics and Politics. - Good and evil. Ethics and the good life. - Living together. Justice and Politics. Does it all mean anything at all? - Beauty, experience and wisdom. - Death and ultimate questions.
Basic Bibliography
  • Carlos Thiebaut. Invitación a la filosofía. Un modo de pensar el mundo y la vida.. Siglo del hombre editores.
  • Ernst Nagel. What does it all mean. A very short introduction to Philosophy. OUP.
  • Fernando Savater. The Questions of Life. An Invitation to Philosophy. London, Polity.
  • Jostein Gaardner. Sophie¿s World. A Novel about the History of Philosophy. London, Farrar, Strouss and Giroux.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.