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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2020-21


PHIL 39 Critical Theory and Post-Structuralism

This course examines themes in 20th and 21st century French and German philosophy, with a focus on critical social theory of the Frankfurt School and French post-structuralism, and contemporary work inspired by these traditions.  Figures covered in this course may include:  Adorno, Horkheimer, Habermas, Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida, and Honneth. Topics may include:  the dialectic of enlightenment; the critique of power; the Frankfurt School; structuralism and post-structuralism; and the problem of modernity.

Prerequisite

One Philosophy course, or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:TMV; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.