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The Relevance of Marxist Theory Today
We study the essential works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as well as their philosophical precursors and some influential variations of Marxism in the 20th century. In considering philosophical idealism and social change, historical and dialectical materialism, modes of production, and the relationship between structure and superstructure, we ask whether Marxist theory can explain current processes of social, pol...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 7105 - NPHI 0220 A
  • Struhl, Karsten
Aug 27 - Dec 12
On Campus
Tuesday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Fall 2019
Critique of/as Progress
The concept of progress is a fundamental axis on which the self-image of Modernity is grounded. The Enlightenment age consists, according to Kant, in reaching a stage of maturity where humans determine their own political, moral and epistemic normativity (autonomy). Paradoxically, this period was sustained by the projects of colonialism, genocide and slavery, by means of which said autonomy was denied to the greater ...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 7156 - NPHI 0243 A
  • Guzman, Luis
Aug 27 - Dec 10
On Campus
Tuesday
8:00 - 9:50 PM
Fall 2019
Ethics: Values and Choices
Ethical questions arise every day of our lives. We are often frustrated and discouraged because ethics is not a science and even philosophical opinions vary. Skepticism, relativism and extreme individualism get in the way of achieving moral certainty. And yet we continue to search for what is honest, just, and good. To get a sense for many of the ways one confronts moral questions, we will read Western philosophers g...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 7119 - NPHI 2501 A
  • Quigley, Timothy
Aug 26 - Dec 15
Online
Fall 2019
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art
This course focuses on the visual arts, music, and literature. We examine the place of the arts and artists in society and the philosophical questions they raise. What is art? Is art, in general, a human good; roughly speaking, does it enhance human experience? Does art help us create a just society? What is the relation of art to nature? What makes objects beautiful? Is beauty a necessary feature of art? Are there ...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 7126 - NPHI 2830 A
  • Quigley, Timothy
Aug 26 - Dec 15
Online
Fall 2019
The Relevance of Marxist Theory Today
We study the essential works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, as well as their philosophical precursors and some influential variations of Marxism in the 20th century. In considering philosophical idealism and social change, historical and dialectical materialism, modes of production, and the relationship between structure and superstructure, we ask whether or not Marxist theory can explain current processes of soc...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 7104 - NPHI 3220 A
  • Struhl, Karsten
Aug 27 - Dec 10
On Campus
Tuesday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Fall 2019
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