Enlightenment Concept of the Self|
Spring 2017 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)
David Hume, A TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE
Denis Diderot, RAMEAU'S NEPHEW and D'ALEMBERT'S DREAM
Jean Jacques Rousseau, SECOND DISCOURSE; EMILE; CONFESSIONS; REVERIES OF A SOLITARY WALKER
Choderlos De Laclos, LES LIAISONS DANGERUESES
Wilhelm Goethe, SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER
Mary Shelly, FRANKENSTEIN
Mary Wollstonecraft, A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN
Laurence Sterne, A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three papers of approximately two, five, and ten pages will be required.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Class discussion. No late papers will be accepted.
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