2023-2024 / PHIL0031-1

Clinical philosophy and the philosophy of human sciences


45h Th

Number of credits

 Master in criminology (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology)5 crédits 
 Master in philosophy (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in philosophy (60 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Certificate in teaching of philosophy and citizenship (not organised in 2022-2023)5 crédits 


Grégory Cormann

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Understanding of contemporary singularities and issues using analyses of clinical cases (notably the Jonas case), reflections on psychopathological disorders (e.g. schizophrenia, psychopathy, borderline personality) and criminological issues.

The main tools used come from phenomenological philosophy (body, situation, emotion, freedom).

In 2023-2024, the theme of the course will be "Les rituels d'emportement" Rituals of Outburst] and will be organized in the form of a seminar.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Study of "man in situation" and contribution to a pragmatic study of various political and clinical phenomena.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Classic course Sessions and research seminars 

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

Englebert, J. & Cormann, G. (2021). Le cas Jonas : Essai de phénoménologie clinique et criminologique. Collection « Phénoménologie Clinique ». Paris : Hermann.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

not available

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Association of one or more MOOCs