French Existentialism and Marxism|
Spring 2010 not offered
This course is a study of French thinkers of the 20th century who challenged and reevaluated the principles upon which Western society was based, with an emphasis on the problems and theories concerning the standards of moral action, the nature of political knowledge, ethical relativity, free will, and determination.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEC)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Hegel, PHENOMENOLOGY OF MIND (selections) Marx, THE GERMAN IDEOLOGY (selections) Nietzsche, BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL (selections), GENEALOGY OF MORALS Sartre, BEING AND NOTHINGNESS (selections), EXISTENTIALISM IS A HUMANISM; REFLECTIONS ON THE JEWISH QUESTION (translated as ANTI-SEMITE AND JEW), BLACK ORPHEUS, NO EXIT Merleau-Ponty, HUMANISM AND TERROR Fanon, THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH, BLACK SKINS, WHITE MASKS (selections) Koestler, DARKNESS AT NOON Cesaire, DISCOURSE ON COLONIALISM Senghor, SELECTED POETRY Camus, THE STRANGER, THE REBEL Breton, SURREALISM Gide, THE IMMORALIST
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Term paper, approximately 25 pages.
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