|COURSE NUMBER:||PHIL 347|
|COURSE TITLE:||Late European Modern Philosophy|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:||Dr. Jeffrey Dudiak|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:||credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION:||This course is an attempt to lead students into an
understanding and critical engagement of the central 19th Century
debate among European philosophers
between the idealists (represented most importantly
by G.W.F. Hegel) who advocated an understanding of the world as a
rational system, and their critics (of whom S. Kierkegaard is the most
vivid example) who, in the name of an otherwise lost individuality,
advocated an "irrational," personal basis for understanding and life.
This course will engage this philosophical issue and period with an
eye toward the ongoing
implications of the debate for
philosophy, but also for theology, and for the human sciences.
Prerequisites: PHIL 230
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
|COURSE OBJECTIVES:||In this course we will explore the themes of late modern philosophy
with a focus on the thought of Kierkegaard, one if its most vivid
voices, and one of its most penetrating critics. Along the way we
|COURSE OUTLINE:||Hegel, about 5 weeks; Kierkegaard, about 5 weeks, followed by term paper presentations.
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.
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