RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Section: 003 Experiences of Atheism
Term: FA 2009
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

An examination of the concepts and expressions of Atheism in its historical, social and philosophical context in four periods in Western culture:

  1. the Greco-Roman world (Democritus, Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus);
  2. the Enlightenment (Montaigne, Voltaire, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Darwin);
  3. the Founding Fathers (Paine, Jefferson, Madison);
  4. and the modern period (Feuerbach, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud.)

The course begins with an assessment of the current debate on religious belief and science in comtemporary American life (Dennett, Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens).

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
41775
Open
8
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
45618
Open
8
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
45635
Open
13
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
45719
Open
7
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
46099
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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