Contemporary Philosophy

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Course Venue:

Lecture Room 1

College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Course Schedule

9 AM: 
10 AM
12 PM: 
1 PM
6 PM: 
7 PM
7 PM: 
8 AM
Course Code: 
PHI 3101
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Academic Programs: 
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course introduces students to an organized vision of contemporary philosophical trends and helps them to understand the foundations of these systems of thought.  The study considers the background of contemporary philosophy derived from idealistic, materialistic, positivistic and evolutionistic philosophies and from problems induced by science and socio-political conditions, particularly those in Africa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Course Objective:

  • The course attempts to help learners appreciate the contemporary philosophical approaches – as we graduate away from the modern period. Whereas in much of our common day thinking, we look at the present day as modern, in actual fact, we are living in the postmodern, and the course attempts to unravel what major trends of thought characterize this postmodern ethos.


Learning Outcomes: 
  • At the end of the course students shall have gained knowledge about the main philosophical currents in the Contemporary Philosophical epoch.
  • Students shall be able to critically assess the major philosophical trends in Contemporary epoch.
  • At the end of the course the students should be able to differentiate Contemporary Philosophy from Classical, Mediaeval and Modern philosophy.


Contemporary Philosophy
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