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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In 1925, the German-Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig published an essay entitled “The New Thinking.” At the core of Rosenzweig’s essay is the claim that true thinking — and thus true philosophy — is not a mere theory but an activity that goes on amid other activities, in the midst of life.

Borrowing Rosenzweig’s phrase, we will analyze the attempts by the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) and the German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) to break with traditional philosophy and to explore thinking as an activity or practice situated in the midst of life. We will focus on Wittgensteins’s Philosophical Investigations and Heidegger’s Being and Time.

PHIL 475 - Topics in 20th Century Philosophy
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: New Thinking: Wittgenstein and Heidegger
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