2023-2024 / PHIL0002-1

Critical analysis of a philosophical work I


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in philosophy (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Laurence Bouquiaux, Edouard Delruelle, Arnaud Dewalque, Julien Pieron, Denis Seron


Laurence Bouquiaux

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Two courses dealing with different subjects are organised each year :

In even-numbered years, courses are organised in the following areas: Metaphysics and knowledge practices theory; Contemporary theoretical philosophy.

In the odd-numbered years, courses are organised in the following areas: Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Science and History of Philosophy.

See attached document (file "infos 2023-2024" under "support de cours") for details about the 2023-2024 year.


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Students must be able to perform a precise and rigorous analysis of a philosophical text.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Undergraduate level in philosophy. Passive English language skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Readings and argumentative discussions.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face. Some sessions may exceptionally be held online.

Recommended or required readings

Texts to read depend on the different courses offered each year. See the attached document (file "infos 2023-2024" under "support de cours") for information about 2023-2024.

Written work / report

Out-of-session test(s)

Additional information:

Each student will have to write a paper and/or to make an oral presentation.
See the attached document (file "infos 2023-2024" under "support de cours") for details on 2023-2024.

N.B. The computer system does not allow to indicate that the evaluation can, depending on the course chosen, take place in different ways. The information "written work and out-of-session test(s)" above should be understood as "written and/or oral exam" along modalities depending on the course chosen.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Metaphysics and knowledge practices theory : Julien Pieron (julien.pieron@uliege.be)

Contemporary theoretical philosophy : Arnaud Dewalque (a.dewalque@uliege.be) et Denis Seron (D.Seron@uliege.be )

Political Philosophy : Edouard Delruelle (E.Delruelle@uliege.be)

Philosophy of Science and History of Philosophy : Laurence Bouquiaux (laurence.bouquiaux@uliege.be)

Association of one or more MOOCs

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