"Existentialism" is the name given to a diverse cluster of philosophical views, approaches, and styles, broadly united by an insistence on the relevance to philosophy of our lived experience of human existence. This has ramifications for nearly every area of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, and the philosophies of race and gender. This course is an introduction to existentialism through the study of representative texts, including (for example) writings of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Beauvoir, Sartre, and Fanon, as well as of the historical context in which existentialism developed and its connections to contemporary philosophy. Prerequisites: one course in Philosophy at the 100 or 200-level, or permission of the instructor.
Course Attributes: EN HBU HumAS HUMAS LCDFA HUMAR HUM
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