PHIL 336: Twentieth-Century Continental Thought: Existentialism

PHIL 336-001: 20th Cent Contin Thgt:Existent
(Spring 2022)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW

Innovation Hall 135

Section Information for Spring 2022

Existentialism is less of a philosophical movement than a philosophical attitude that can be expressed, in the words of Jean Paul Sartre, by the claim that ‘existence precedes essence’.  This course will explore the work of 20th century thinkers who rigorously explore the human, moral, and metaphysical implications of this commitment and thus give this attitude its modern expression.  Readings will include texts by such thinkers as Sartre, Miguel de Unamuno, Martin Buber, Albert Camus, Frantz Fanon and Simone de Beauvoir


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examination of existential philosophy from its 19th-century origins to its 20th-century expressions. Philosophers studied include Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, De Beauvoir, and Buber. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 hours of PHIL or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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