A study of important thinkers and movements at the beginning of the 19th century. We will focus initially on Kant, and investigate how German Idealism and Romanticism developed in the aftermath of Kant's critical philosophy. After an extended treatment of Hegel, we will look at the young Hegelians and Marx. The course will focus on issues in metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of history and the problem of subjectivity. (Also listed as GRST 3460.)(Offered every other year). Prerequisite: Any 3 or 4 credit course in Philosophy or consent of instructor.
The Interdisciplinary Clusters | The Spirit of Our Age: Nineteenth Century Science and Culture
The Capacities | Written Communication
The Capacities | Historical Perspectives