Life's Philosophy and Modernity
Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1MV064
- Education cycle
- First cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Sustainable Development G2F
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Finalised by
- The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 10 March 2016
- Responsible department
- Department of Earth Sciences
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- analyse and apply a personal approach to the life-philosophical dimensions of the sustainability challenge;
- critically relate to different perceptions of the good life and the good society in different historical periods, different cultures and religions;
- analyse and reflexively relate to connections between theory, practice and life experience from a life-philosophical perspective;
- reflect over and critically discuss their own life-philosophical values and life style.
The importance of life's philosophy for the environment and the development challenges. Conceptions of the good life in different historical periods and different cultures and religions. The values of modern society. Human nature, needs and morals from different perspectives. Research and theories concerning happiness, life styles and existential perspectives, reflections and personal experiences. Visions of the good society.
The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and group discussions. The lectures are given by guest lecturers from different academic disciplines and other fields with relevance for the course. Plenty of room is given to active student participation and reflection.
The students are examined through written assignments, project work and active participation in seminars.