Sophomore Seminar: Enlightenment Concept of the Self|
This course explores several Enlightenment thinkers who grappled to understand the paradoxes of the self at a time when traditional religious and metaphysical systems were disintegrating. As we explore these issues, readings will be drawn from primary texts in philosophy and literature.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature
Denis Diderot, Rameau's Nephew and D'Alembert 's Dream
Jean Jacques Rousseau, Second Discourse; Emile; Confessions; Reveries of a Solitary Walker
Choderlos De Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangerueses
Wilhelm Goethe, Sorrows of Young Werther
Mary Shelly, Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Laurence Sterne, A Sentimental Joourney
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three papers of approximately two, five, and ten pages will be required.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Class discussion. No late papers will be accepted.
|Instructor(s): Holmes,Oliver W. Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 2||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 11||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 8||FR: 1|