|PHIL 33 --
Philosophy between Reason and Despair
office: HSS 8018
email: ctolley [at] ucsd.edu
Tues, Thurs 3:30pm--4:50pm
Location: Pepper Canyon Hall (PCYNH) 122 [map]
NOTE: despite what is posted on the Registrar's course listings, there will *NOT* be required sections for this course.
UCSD Bookstore (in the Price Center)}
Immanuel Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
Paton, trans; Harper Perennial
Soren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling
Hanney, trans; Penguin Classics
Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals
Smith, trans; Oxford World's Classics
Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays
Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity
|This course will serve as
an introduction to 19th and early 20th century philosophy,
with a focus on the emerging skepticism about the
authority of reason to answer questions about the ultimate
meaning and value of human life.
Readings will include texts from Immanuel Kant, Soren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Emma Goldman, and Simone de Beauvoir.
Throughout we will also look to developments in the arts and culture of the period (and today) to help us think through some of the conceptual issues under discussion.
* weekly reading/lecture questionnaires
* mid-term exam
* final exam
full syllabus to posted on TED}
weeks 1-3: Kant
weeks 3-5: Kierkegaard
weeks 6-7: Nietzsche
week 8: Goldman
weeks 9-10: de Beauvoir