Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code BA001002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 西洋哲学入門
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Introduction to Philosophy
ゴトウ ヒロシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds1-4:LET B251
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures, material research, literature reading, and paper writing experience 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Philosophy
Eligible Students
Keywords Major themes in Western philosophy, basics of research methods 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Bridge to the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of Western philosophy 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Philosophy and Thought
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Basic understanding of Philosophy and Thoughts (including Liberal Arts Education)
・Acquisition of basic knowledge about Philosophy and Thoughts 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Students will learn through experience how to research materials, read literature, and write papers based on topics in Western philosophy. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction to Major Topics in Western Philosophy
lesson2: Period divisions in Western philosophy
lesson3: What is Philosophical Anthropology?
lesson4: Max Scheler: His time and his problems
lesson5: Five Types of Views of Man
lesson6: Max Scheler's Critique of the Five Types of Views of Man
lesson7: Max Scheler's philosophical anthropology (1)
lesson8: Max Scheler's philosophical anthropology (2)
lesson9: Technologizing Modernity
lesson10: The future of philosophical anthropology
lesson11: Writing papers: primary and secondary literature
lesson12: Reading the literature: Practice in interpreting the literature (1)
lesson13: Reading the literature: Practice in interpreting the literature (2)
lesson14: Experiences in Writing Papers
lesson15: Summary 
Introduced as appropriate. 
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Preparation and
1-2: Review an overview of Western philosophy.
3-10: Review handouts, especially quotations from philosophers.
11-14: Review what you have learned in the experience of researching, reading, and writing the paper, and prepare for the final exam. 
Grading Method Class work (20%), final exam (80%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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