602024 Philosophical History: Criticism of Religion in the Enlightenment

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602024
Philosophical History: Criticism of Religion in the Enlightenment
SE 2
5
Block
annually
German

Intimate knowledge of the history of philosophy; advanced philosophical reasoning

 

The era of Enlightenment is rightly considered a pivotal period for the modern human consciousness. This is especially true for the altered perspectives on religion. It is regularly assumed that what distinguishes the Western civilization from others is that Christianity had to undergo Enlightenment’s criticism of religion: But what precisely enlightened philosophers disapproved of in regard to which religious convictions or practices and why so? What is the difference between “radical” and “moderate” criticism of religion and what does radical/moderate ultimately mean? Which concerns are of historical relevance only, and which are significant still today?

 

Presentations, discussions, reading, movies

 

in combined form 

will be announced during lecture

not applicable
15.12.2016
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2016-12-15
12.00 - 16.30 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-01-12
12.00 - 16.30 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-01-19
12.00 - 16.30 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-01-26
12.00 - 16.30 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2017-02-02
12.00 - 16.30 50105/2 SR 50105/2 SR Barrier-free