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PHIL 385 Existentialism
Meaning, identity and alienation as explored in the works for example of Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Sartre, and Camus.
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This course examines the tradition of Existentialism by looking to both its foundations and its innovations. Although Heidegger is often assumed to be the father of Existentialism, its legacy can be traced back further to Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, and to Hegel before them. Perhaps most well-known through Sartre's statements that "existence precedes essence," the existentialist movement flourished during the twentieth century in France with thinkers such as Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Camus, Beauvoir, and Fanon. It continues to have great relevance today, structuring our every-day discourses about identity, the meaning of life, and interpersonal relationships. By engaging with the French and German traditions, from Hegel through to Irigaray, this course provides a comprehensive introduction to
the philosophy of human existence. Course Textbook: Gordon Marino, "Basic Writings of Existentialism," New York: Modern Library, 2004.
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