This course thus has important learning outcomes that are related to GEP objectives and that shall guide the work over the semester. By the end of the course, the students will:
be familiar with the main philosophical concepts (of knowledge, will, reason, and subject) in European thought of the 19th century [measures: response paper assignments, exams];
develop skills in analyzing primary philosophical texts [measures: reading assignments, in-class discussions, response paper assignments];
know the main theoretical concepts developed by 19th century philosophers and be able to recognize their significance for the whole philosophical tradition [measures: exams, in-class discussions];
be able to read and respond to philosophical writing critically evaluating basic philosophical ideas and arguments [measures: in-class discussions, reading and response paper assignments, oral presentations];
be able to express a reasoned philosophical position both orally and in writing [measures: response paper assignments, in-class discussions, oral presentations];
develop some basic skills in writing philosophy papers [measures: response paper assignment, exam essay questions]
write and speak with greater confidence about the nature of philosophical inquiry [measures: in class discussions, response paper assignments, oral presentations].