Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
Fall 2023
Taught By: Omri Boehm
Section: A

CRN: 16235

Credits: 3

The course will be structured as a close reading of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, couched in the question of enlightenment universalism--and its critique. We will be evaluating Kant's political and ethical motivations, alongside his theory of knowledge and metaphysics-- including the claim that science, freedom and ethics can be defended if and only if transcendental idealism is true; Kant's claim that space, time and causality are forms in which our mind constitutes experience (rather than features given by the world “itself”); his analysis of the ideas of God, World and Self as rational illusions, and his claim that enlightenment universalism and rational "thinking for oneself" is only possible by overthrowing these illusions. We will be reading Spinoza and Descartes as close interlocutors of Kant's Critique on the notions of Self, God and Freedom.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:18pm EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/30/2023 - 12/6/2023