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Department of Philosophy

PHIL 360: Contemporary European Philosophy

PHIL 360: Contemporary European Philosophy

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Readings and discussion of contemporary French and German philosophers.


PHIL 360: Contemporary European Philosophy

Hanne Jacobs

This course focuses on central philosophical topics addressed in twentieth century French and German philosophy – for example, subjectivity, knowledge, time, facticity, freedom, embodiment, and alterity. Typical readings will be by phenomenological philosophers such as Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Emmanuel Levinas, as well as by other French philosophers such as Henri Bergson, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida.


PHIL 360: Contemporary European Philosophy

Hugh Miller 

This course will concentrate on one major current in contemporary European philosophy (a field much too big for a single course), namely that of phenomenology and so-called "deconstruction." Through a close reading of seminal texts by Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, and Jean-Luc Marion we will explore the meaning and methodology of this approach to "first philosophy." In the course of our reading we will touch on important issues in philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of religion, ethics, and aesthetics.




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