Enlightenment Concept of the Self|
Fall 2016 not offered
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
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.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
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
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three five-page papers based on readings. Topics for a final paper will be selected by the students.
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