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Modern Intellectual History in Global Perspectives
CHUM 320
Spring 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 320, FGSS 319

The history of European ideas has balanced on the promise and peril of reason. Yet recently, postcolonial critics have urged historians and philosophers to reconsider the emergence of reason as part of a global process. In this course, we will explore the metaphysical and moral dimensions of reason in dialogue with the non-West. Topics include the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Modernity, and how these movements took shape through a series of cross-cultural exchanges and exclusions.

This course also offers students an opportunity to explore the methods of intellectual history. Our goal is not only to synthesize books by philosophers, political thinkers, and historians, but also to situate ideas in their broader socio-political contexts, especially as they have been re-examined by contemporary thinkers seeking to "provincialize" the history of European ideas.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CHUM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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