Doing Conceptual Analysis II
Full course description
Building upon Doing Conceptual Analysis (ACU1508), in this course students will be introduced to different schools of conceptual analysis, including Reinhart Koselleck’s Begriffsgeschichte (conceptual history), Quinten Skinner & the Cambridge School of Intellectual History, and different philosophical reflections on the study of concepts (Isaiah Berlin, Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault, Thomas Kuhn). From this, students will investigate two concepts, "technology," and "romanticism," by reading different conceptual analyses undertaken by different authors.
There are two main objectives in this course. First, you will be able to reflect upon different variations of conceptual analysis and reflect upon methodological debates in the field of conceptual analysis. The second objective will be to teach you how to find sources from which to build your own conceptual analysis. Starting from the concepts of either "romanticism" or "technology," you will have to identify a selection of sources from which to develop your own conceptual analysis.
ACU1508 Conceptual Analysis