Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course will explore philosophical ideas from the early modern period to the present day. To facilitate and support this exploration we will study select texts from the time periods under consideration. Authors may include Descartes, Spinoza, Rousseau, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Emerson, Nietzsche, Dewey, Heidegger, Arendt, and Levinas. While we will consider the questions and issues each author raises individually, we will also pay particular attention to the relationship between the contemplative philosophical life (vita contemplativa) and the life of action (vita activa).
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Message board participation