Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy
View Additional Course Information:
Including faculty, schedule, credits, CRN and location.
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Course Number: NPHI 3285
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
In this introductory course, we examine the basic themes and concepts of phenomenology--consciousness, time, intentionality, and Da-sein ("human being-in-the-world")--and their relation to other philosophical practices, including "analytic" philosophy. We also consider how the insights of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger into the nature of freedom, the self, the body, and our relationship to others were adapted by the existentialists Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The material in this course provides essential background for understanding contemporary developments in art criticism, literary theory, visual and cultural studies, perception, technology, and postmodern philosophy.