Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code BA204002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 哲学概論 II
Subject Name
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General Introduction to Philosophy II
ゴトウ ヒロシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Mon3-4,Fri3-4:LET B251
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Philosophy
Eligible Students 2Year
Keywords Contemporary Western Philosophy, Epistemology, Theory of Truth, Methodology of Sciences, the problem of another, body 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
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

Secondary School Social Studies/Geography/History/Civic Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・To be able to collect, understand, analyze, and evaluate data and materials about studies related to social science.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・To be able to summarize the outcome of research, studies, education practice and social activities, and to deliver presentations. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Students taking this cource will learn the how to deal with the topics in contemporary western philosophy with special regard to phenomenology, Dilthy and New Kantians. 
Class Schedule lesson1 What is Philosophy?
lesson2 The Circumstances of importating scientific culture (1)
lesson3 The Circumstances of importating scientific culture (2)
lesson4 The Circumstances of importating scientific culture (3)
lesson5 The nineteenth century as an epoc: the Enlightenment and Romanticism
lesson6 The philosophical Landscape in Meiji-Period
lesson7 Pre-History of Phenomenology: New Kantians (1)
lesson8 Pre-History of Phenomenology: New Kantians (2)
lesson9 Pre-History of Phenomenology: Brentano
lesson10 Pre-History of Phenomenology: Dilthey
lesson11 Husserlian Phenomenology (1): Discriptive Psychology and Logicism
lesson12 Husserlian Phenomenology (2): Conversion to the Transcendental Phenomenology
lesson13 Husserlian Phenomenology (3): Genetic Phenomenology and Lifeworld
lesson14 Husserlian Phenomenology (4): Intersubjectivity and Body
lesson15 Summary 
Texts about the selected Topics 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Lesson 1: Students are required to investigate what philosophy is by themselves.
Lesson 2-5: Review the characteristics of the importation of foreign academic culture in Japan, especially in the end of the Edo period and the Meiji period.
Lesson 6: Review the historical background of Western thought imported from the late Meiji and Taisho periods.
Lesson 7-14: Review to grasp the merits and demerits of each philosopher's position on the topics to be covered.
Lesson 15: Review to understand the organic linkage of the entire class and prepare for the final examination. 
Grading Method eagerness in lesson (20%) and term-end examination (60%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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