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PHIL 348 001 (Web-Oriented Course)

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.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 08, 2020 to Dec 03, 2020)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 21, 2020


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 30, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Mon Wed Fri15:0016:00
Instructor: VERKERK, WILLOW


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:12
Currently Registered:38
General Seats Remaining:12
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  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, Beauvoir, 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.

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