The Idea of History in the Twentieth Century

Term: Fall 2008

Subject Code: GPHI

Course Number: 6097

In this lecture we will discuss some of the more important contributions to the philosophy of history in the twentieth century. We begin by reading Lukacs' essay �Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat� from History and Class Consciousness. We will continue by considering Collingwood's The Idea of History, Popper's The Poverty of Historicism, and selections from Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reason and the work of Michel Foucault.

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