HISTORY 417 - Twentieth-Century German and European Thought
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Taught in English. German concentrators must be concurrently enrolled in GERMAN 404.
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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; Arendt’s inquiry into the origins of modern totalitarianism; Agamben’s and Foucault’s analyses of biopolitics; Benjamin’s reflections on art and mass culture, and others. Readings and discussions in English.


HISTORY 417 - Twentieth-Century German and European Thought
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001 (REC)
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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