PL 335 - Contemporary Philosophy
(3 cr.) The ideas of Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Mill anticipate the humanism and diversity of perspectives within our contemporary era. Views of some prominent representatives of various philosophical movements: Marxism (Marx, Engels); Pragmatism (Pierce, James, Dewey); Existentialism (Marcel, Sartre); Logical Positivism (Russell, Wittgenstein, Ayer); Postmodernism (Foucault, Derrida); and Feminism (de Beauvoir, Arendt) are critiqued. Students are personally involved in the philosophical enterprise, exploring their own views on issues raised in class and endeavoring to gain a critical understanding of contemporary culture in light of philosophies that have shaped it. Prerequisite: PL 101 or QU 101; Every Other Year, Fall

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