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PHIL 348 Introduction to Continental Philosophy

Major themes and figures in the Continental philosophy tradition; possible topics include 19th century precursors, 20th century philosophers, and comparisons between analytic and continental philosophy.

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Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
PHIL 348 001Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri15:0016:00

This course introduces key texts and ideas from major European philosophers from the 18th century onward. The discussion commences with Kant, and follows with texts by Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud on alienation, power, and desire. It then moves on to look at writings by Heidegger, Horkheimer and Adorno, Arendt, Fanon, Beauvoit, Butler, and Foucault. Together, we examine the relationships between knowledge, freedom, and progress to better understand the concepts of humanism and enlightenment from continental perspectives. While this course is restricted to upper-level students, those in their first or second year who are interested in taking the course may contact the course instructor directly, at: willow.verkerk@ubc.ca.

COVID-19 notice: The course is scheduled for M, W, F 15:00-16:00. Mondays have asynchronous course components. Wednesdays and Fridays have synchronous components.