History of philosophy

Description

The study of the development and evolution of philosophers, philosophical concepts, and ideas throughout history.

Alternative labels

philosophical history
the study of the history of philosophy
philosophy history
history of philosophy studies

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

History of philosophy is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Philosophy lecturer: Philosophy lecturers are subject professors, teachers, or lecturers who instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, philosophy, which is predominantly academic in nature. They work with their university research assistants and university teaching assistants for the preparation of lectures and of exams, for grading papers and exams and for leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their respective field of philosophy, publish their findings and liaise with other university colleagues.
Philosopher: Philosophers study and argument over general and structural problems pertaining to society, humans and individuals. They have well-developed rational and argumentative abilities to engage in discussion related to existence, value systems, knowledge, or reality. They recur to logic in discussion which lead to levels of deepness and abstraction.
Philosophy teacher secondary school: Philosophy teachers at secondary schools provide education to students, commonly children and young adults, in a secondary school setting. They are usually subject teachers, specialised and instructing in their own field of study, philosophy. They prepare lesson plans and materials, monitor the students progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate the students knowledge and performance on the subject of phylosophy through practical, usually physical, tests and examinations.

Optional knowledge

History of philosophy is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Secondary school teacher: Secondary school teachers provide education to students, commonly children and young adults, in a secondary school setting. They are usually specialist subject teachers, who instruct in their own field of study. They prepare lesson plans and materials, monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary and evaluate their knowledge and performance through assignments, tests and examinations.

 


 

References

  1. History of philosophy – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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