Sophomore Seminar: Enlightenment Concept of the Self|
This course explores several Enlightenment thinkers who grappled to understand the paradoxes of the self at a time when traditional religious and metaphysical systems were disintegrating. As we explore these issues, readings will be drawn from primary texts in philosophy and literature.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to understand and to analyze various texts in philosophy, theory and literature.
Three papers in varying lengths of three, five and ten pages will assigned. The assignments will be designed to assist students in defining and shaping reasearch topics in intellectual history.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Diderot, RAMEAU'S NEPHEW, JACQUES THE FATALIST
Hume, TREATISE ON HUMAN NATURE
Rosseau, FIRST AND SECOND DISCOURSES, CONVESSIONS, ADVENTURES OF A SOILTARY WALKER, REVERIES OF THE SOLITARY WALKER, EMILE
Kant, WHAT IS ENLIGHTMENT?
Godwin, CALEB WILLIAMS
Wollstoncraft, VINDICATIONS OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN
Laclos, LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES
Sterne, SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three five-page papers based on readings. Topics for a final paper will be selected by the students.
|Instructor(s): Holmes,Oliver W. Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC413; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 13||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 19||FR: 0|
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