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PHI 380LEC - Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Nineteenth Century Philosophy LAW Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   24360   Enrollment Capacity:   44
Section:   LAW   Enrollment Total:   29
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   15
Dates:   02/01/2021 - 05/07/2021   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T R , 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
In his systematic philosophical works, Kant attempts to resolve the contradictions in early modern philosophy between materialist empiricism and idealist rationalism. In his conception of appearance and reality, Kant seeks to reconcile the antinomies of matter and spirit, determinism and free will, self-interest and morality, secular science and a religion indicated by reason itself.
  Course Description
The 19th century Industrial Revolution (steam engine, railroad, mass production) is not yet the 20th century Communications Revolution (phone, radio, movies, TV, computers, internet, Wi-Fi, cell phones, cable). The last thoughts and outlooks of a three thousand year old spiritual-intellectual heritage in the West reach their fruition and open new prospects, such as the spread of democracy, the rise of liberal religion, the growth of metropolitan culture, and the prospect of general prosperity. Seeking these breakthroughs at their sources, we will explore the old and the new in the prose and poetry of Kant, Mendelsohn, Hegel, Feuerbach, Schopenhauer, Marx, Melville, Dostoyevsky, Whitman, Comte, Darwin, Bergson, Nietzsche and Freud, among others. This course is the same as JDS 381.
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