PHIL 475 - Topics in 20th Century Philosophy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Enforced Prerequisites:
One introductory Philosophy course and one 300-level Philosophy course or permission of the instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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German 20th century intellectual history is driven by the dual need to understand the dynamics of modernity and to think a way out of its destructive trajectory. In this course, we will explore crucial episodes of this history: Nietzsche’s and Freud’s analysis of morality and aggression; Wittgenstein’s attempt to reconcile philosophical thought with everyday life; Heidegger’s critique of Western metaphysics; Adorno/Horkheimer’s analysis of the Dialectic of Enlightenment; Arendt’s inquiry into the origins of modern totalitarianism; Benjamin’s reflections on art and mass culture; and others. Readings and discussions are in English.

PHIL 475 - Topics in 20th Century Philosophy
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001 (LEC)
Note: New Thinking: Wittgenstein and Heidegger
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