PHIL 463 - Topics in the History of Philosophy
Section: 002 Nineteenth-Century German and European Intellectual History
Term: FA 2011
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
Class Misc Info:
Taught in English.
Advisory Prerequisites:
PHIL 388 or 389, or permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Between the upheavals of the French Revolution and the First World War, the European nations witnessed an utter transformation of their world. The relations of the person to the nation, to the state, to history, and to the physical world were rethought from top to bottom. Our exploration of modern ideas take us from rationalism to racism, and from utopian ideologies to the birth of psychoanalysis.

Course Requirements:

The main requirements of this course are:

  1. consistent attendance and timely and careful reading of assignments, to be evaluated on the basis of lively participation in discussions and several simple quizzes
  2. three short essays on specific readings, the topics of which will be provided; you will have a choice of essay questions to which to respond, and you will receive ample feedback on these
  3. a final term paper, in which you focus on the specific intellectual-historical issue of greatest interest to you.

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PHIL 463 - Topics in the History of Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 0140432728
Utilitarianism & Other Essays, Author: John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham, Publisher: Penguin REPRINT 1987
ISBN: 0140444491
Fear and trembling, Author: Kierkegaard ; dialectical lyric by Johannes de silentio (Kierkegaard) ; translated with and introduction by Alastair Hannay., Publisher: Penguin Books ed. 1985
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0023513209
Reason in history : a general introduction to the philosophy of history, Author: G.W.F. Hegel ; translated, with an introduction, by Robert S. Hartman., Publisher: Macmillan 1st ed. 1987
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0312450222
Nietzsche and the death of God : selected writings, Author: translated, edited, and with an introduction by Peter Fritzsche., Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin 2007
ISBN: 0465097081
Three essays on the theory of sexuality, Author: Sigmund Freud. With a foreword by Nancy J. Chodorow. With an introductory essay by Steven Marcus. Translated and edited by James Strachey., Publisher: Basic Books [Nachdr.] 2007
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0140432043
Reflections on the Revolution, Author: Edmund Burke, Publisher: Penguin
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0717803023
The German ideology, Author: by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. Part one, with selections from parts two and three, together with Marx's "Introduction to a critique of political economy." Edited, and with introd., by C. J. Arthur., Publisher: International Publishers 1st ed. 1973
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0143036300
On natural selection, Author: Charles Darwin., Publisher: Penguin Books 2005
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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