2023-2024 / PHIL0054-1

Issues in philosophy


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in human and social sciences3 crédits 
 Bachelor in human and social sciences (New programme)5 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in psychology and education : speech and language therapy3 crédits 
 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 


Grégory Cormann, Jérôme Englebert


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

The course is devoted to the notions of "consciousness" and "case". From these key concepts, the sessions will address various essential stages of the history of philosophy. It will also be debated questions of method (genealogy, critical theory, phenomenology, hermeneutics). Particular attention will be paid to the articulation of philosophical reflection with clinical and psychopathological problems.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Give to the student the rudiments of a "philosophical culture". Give to the student the basic elements which allow him to turn in plentiful literature dedicated to the question of the nature, the status and the objectives of the sciences in general and of the human sciences in particular.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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


Recommended or required readings

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

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred remote

Additional information:

Written examination.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



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