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19th-Century European Philosophy

PHIL 252
Fall 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 252
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

This course presents a comprehensive survey of the major landmarks in modern European philosophy in the 19th century, from the German idealists to Nietzsche. Beginning with the problems generated by Kant's doctrine of transcendental idealism, this course charts the flourishing of German idealism (Fichte, Hegel) and its eventual dissolution when it was confronted with rival conceptions of individual religious experience (Kierkegaard) and social emancipation (Marx), culminating in a radically antifoundationalist challenge to both epistemology and ethics (Nietzsche).
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: Any Philosophy Course
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(COL)(SISP-Phil Mind)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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