* GER 210 (EC)
Introduction to German Philosophy
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
80-100 pages a week; 2 short papers, one longer final essay.
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Take Home Final Exam - 25%
Papers - 45%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Course taught in English based on texts in English translations. For students interested in philosophy, history, politics, psychology, aesthetics, or literature.
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