Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Humanities
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 such as analytic philosophy. We consider the adaptation by the existentialists Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty of the insights of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger into the nature of freedom, the self, the body, and our relationship to others. 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.
Course Open to: Majors Only