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At the end of the course students should have
(a)a critical understanding of Newman's main philosophical works, his life and timrd
(b) be able to identify and evaluate Newman's contribution to intellectual debates and
(c) be able to analyse historically and critically his relationship to other philosophers
(d) be in a position to evaluate Newman's strengths and weaknesses as an intellectual contributing to philosophical and theological debates
This course will provide an overview of the relationship between John Henry Newman and philosophy.Themes to be covered include the understanding of the historical development of ideas, the relation between education and morality, the justification of religious beliefs, the personal conquest of the truth, the tension between conscience and civic duties. Newman's ideas will be compared with those philosophers whom he overtly confronted and criticised: John Locke, David Hume, Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. Finally the course will focus on his legacy and influence on later philosophers, particularly Ludwig Wittgenstein.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Not yet recorded.
|Mr Angelo Bottone||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|