European Intellectual History since the Renaissance|
Spring 2021 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate|
This class will examine some of the major texts in Western thought since the Renaissance. Emphasis will be placed on close reading and analysis of the texts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(CSCT)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Plato, THE REPUBLIC (Hackett)
Aristotle, POLITICS (Hackett) and NICOMACHEAN ETHICS (Hackett)
Lucretius, ON THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE (Oxford World's Classics, the Ronald Melville verse translation only)
Jonathan Swift, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (Oxford World's Classics)
Jean Le Rond D'Alembert, PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE TO THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DIDEROT (Chicago)
Mary Wollstonecraft, A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN (Penguin Classics)
Immanuel Kant, What is Enlightenment? Perpetual Peace. Is the Human Race Constantly Improving? Conjectures on the Beginning of Human History. (All in one book, by Kant, entitled WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT? Published by Penguin Great Ideas)
Friedrich Nietzsche, ON THE ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGE OF HISTORY FOR LIFE (Hackett Classics)
Sigmund Freud, CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS (Norton)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly 2-page reading notes, three 5-page papers, and midterm and final exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
All students not in COL must take this class for a letter grade.
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