A study of the important thinkers and movements at the end of the 19th century. We will focus initially on Kant before seeing how Schopenhauer and finally Nietzsche developed on the basis of the Kantian philosophy. After an extended treatment of Nietzsche, we will look at how Freud and psychoanalysis grew out of this tradition. The course will focus on issues in epistemology, the philosophy of art, the philosophy of nature, and the development of the notion of the unconscious. (Also listed as GRST 3461.) (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