Philosophy of Culture
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Course code
KAE6073.HR
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Course title in Estonian
Kultuurifilosoofia
Course title in English
Philosophy of Culture
ECTS credits
3.0
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Kevin Rändi (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To learn to understand and analyse philosophical problems related to the phenomenon of culture and the creation of cultural meaning.
Brief description of the course
The course consists of seminars that are dedicated to philosophical problems related to giving meaning to culture. The following topics are discussed:
- cultural environment; the life world and the personal world; - fictitious and hyper-realistic objects, simulacrums; - cultural elements; "statements" (Foucault) and "cultural facts" (Konersmann); - the creation of cultural meaning, opportunities for analysis; - cultural identity creation.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- understands and is able to analyse the philosophical problems related to the phenomenon of culture and the creation of cultural meaning.
Teacher
Tõnu Viik, PhD, Oliver Laas, MA
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