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Spring 2011-2012
* GER 210 (EC)  

Introduction to German Philosophy

Michael W. Jennings

An introduction to German thought from the Enlightenment to the present through study of its major authors (Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, Heidegger, Adorno.) This course offers a survey of German intellectual history with emphasis on aesthetics, the theory of knowledge, and moral, social, and political philosophy.

Sample reading list:
Immanuel Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
G. W.F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit
Karl Marx, "Theses on Feuerbach"/"The Eighteenth Brumaire"
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
Martin Heidegger, Being and Time
Thedor W. Adorno/Max Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
80-100 pages a week; 2 short papers, one longer final essay.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Take Home Final Exam - 25%
Papers - 45%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Other information:
Course taught in English based on texts in English translations. For students interested in philosophy, history, politics, psychology, aesthetics, or literature.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42155 L01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm M W   East Pyne Building   010   Enrolled:28 Limit:70
43274 P01 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
P02 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm F   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:0 Limit:15
P03 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   24   Enrolled:0 Limit:15
P04 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W   East Pyne Building   205   Enrolled:9 Limit:15