Philosophy of History

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Philosophy of History
Fall 2024
Taught By: David Carr
Section: A

CRN: 17580

Credits: 3

The purpose of this course is to examine and evaluate certain philosophers’ reflections on history. Philosophers have discussed the meaning and direction of the historical process; the explanation of historical events; the narrative character of historical accounts; and the connection between experience and history. Topics include the nature of historical time, historical crisis, the epistemological significance of retrospection, and the role of memory. These topics will be examined in the works of such thinkers as Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Dilthey, Löwith, Danto and Koselleck.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 3:00am EDT 6/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 9:55am - 11:45am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024