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Post-Kantian European Philosophy

PHIL 258
Fall 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: SISP 281
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

In this study of 19th- and 20th-century philosophy in Europe (primarily France and Germany), special attention will be devoted to the interpretation of science and its significance for understanding the world as distinctly modern and ourselves and the world as natural (or as transcending nature). Related topics include the scope and limits of reason, the role of subjectivity in the constitution of meaning, the place of ethics and politics in a science-centered culture, and the problems of comprehending historical change. Philosophers to be read include Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Weber, Habermas, and Foucault. The course is designed to introduce students to a very difficult but widely influential philosophical tradition and will emphasize close reading and comparative interpretation of texts. This course meets the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory certificate's requirement in philosophical origins of theory.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(PHIL)(SISP)(SISP-Phil Mind)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-20-2014
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