Phenomenology, hermeneutics and existentialism 7.5 credits

Fenomenologi, hermeneutik och existensfilosofi
First cycle, F0001A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2016

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2017

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and for this course, philosophy of 1-30 credits, or equivalent, is also required. F0004S Critical Thinking and Logic and F0005S Ethics, or equivalent, should be included in these credits.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
By the end of this course, the student shall:

  • have basic acquaintance with central figures and problems in twentieth century French and German philosophy

The course presents central figures (e.g. Husserl, Heidegger and Sartre) and texts in phenomenology, hermeneutics and existentialism. Its aim is not primarily historical exhaustiveness but rather a thematic study of certain problems that are shared by these schools of thought. The course also partly deals with the relevance of these problems to other academic disciplines.

The teacher-controlled tuition consists of lectures and seminars.

Written exam

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.
The following courses (comprising 7.5 credits each) are needed for deeper studies in philosophy:
F0004S, F0005S, F0006S, F0008S, F0001A and F0002A, as well as philosophy courses comprising an additional 15 credits.

Anders Odenstedt

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Macann, Christopher, Four Phenomenological Philosophers. Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty (London: Routledge, 1993). Selection.

Excerpts comprising approximately 300 pages.

Course offered by
Department of Arts, Communication and Learning

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examU G VG *7.50MandatoryA16

Study guidance
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