Course Description for Contemporary European Philosophy
Contemporary European Philosophy
Description: This course offers an examination of major issues and figures in 20th and 21st century European philosophy. It considers topics such as the alterity or difference of others, the relation of language to thought, the nature of human experience and perception, the nature of power, as well as contemporary perspectives on justice, ethics, and politics. The course draws on the works of influential theorists such as Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Beauvoir, Heidegger, Adorno, Deleuze, Derrida, and Foucault in order to gain insight into some of the main philosophical movements of the 20th century: phenomenology, existentialism, structuralism, post-structuralism, and deconstruction.