From Kant to Postmodernism

This unit provides important background for theological studies by examining the critical tradition of philosophy in the modern period. Via a close reading of primary texts, students will gain insight into philosophies that have largely defined themselves over and against religion and authority.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline


Credit Points



W7106 Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy or
W7109 Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Compare the thought of major figures of the period
  2. Situate that thought in its historical context
  3. Analyse and interpret primary texts
  4. Identify different types of phenomenology and existentialism and post-modernism
  5. Relate the ideas of the period to developments in Christian theology
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