[PHIL 238] 19th-Century Philosophy
Survey of major European philosophers between Kant and the 20th century, including but not limited to Hegel, Kierkegaard, Marx, and Nietzsche. These revolutionary thinkers helped shape our contemporary understanding of history, subjectivity, politics, and life. Whether building on the philosophy of the Enlightenment or attempting to dismantle it, they sought answers to questions about the origins of morality, the end of history, the meaning of existence, and the relationship between philosophy, art, and religion. Through a close reading of some of their major works, we will examine their philosophical views in the light of our own time.
Prerequisite: Philosophy 110 or 115, or consent of instructor.