LPHI
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Philosophy II: Modern

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Philosophy 2: Modern
Fall 2024
Taught By: Faculty TBA
Section: A

CRN: 1306

Credits: 4

Modern Western Philosophy is often described as a break both with Medieval Scholasticism, rooted in Aristotelian thought, and traditional forms of authority. It takes shape around several major historical events and responds to these: the 16th-century Protestant Reformation; the European scientific revolution of the 17th century; the 18th-century Enlightenment; and the French Revolution of 1789. In this survey course, we will consider a variety of thinkers and philosophical texts from early Modernity. The course is organized around different themes, to do with epistemology and subjectivity, anthropology and politics, freedom and progress, Enlightenment and the Emancipation of Women. We we will consider how the modern philosophical method acted as a liberating and creative force against the traditional dogmas of the Church and Scholasticism. It allowed modern thinkers (women and men alike) to re-design the world on a human scale, and to imagine new, radical possibilities for human reason; sensibility; political institutions; intersubjective interactions; and our freedom of thought and action. Despite its problematic outcomes – which will be one of the focuses of the course – Modern Western Philosophy still deserves attention as one of the most fascinating and productive moments of our cultural history.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 25

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 3:56am EDT 4/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 8:00am - 9:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/12/2024
Philosophy 2: Modern
Spring 2024
Taught By: Anantha Krishna Boddapati
Section: A

CRN: 8888

Credits: 4

Modern Western Philosophy is often described as a break both with Medieval Scholasticism, rooted in Aristotelian thought, and traditional forms of authority. It takes shape around several major historical events and responds to these: the 16th-century Protestant Reformation; the European scientific revolution of the 17th century; the 18th-century Enlightenment; and the French Revolution of 1789. In this survey course, we will consider a variety of thinkers and philosophical texts from early Modernity. The course is organized around different themes, to do with epistemology and subjectivity, anthropology and politics, freedom and progress, Enlightenment and the Emancipation of Women. We we will consider how the modern philosophical method acted as a liberating and creative force against the traditional dogmas of the Church and Scholasticism. It allowed modern thinkers (women and men alike) to re-design the world on a human scale, and to imagine new, radical possibilities for human reason; sensibility; political institutions; intersubjective interactions; and our freedom of thought and action. Despite its problematic outcomes – which will be one of the focuses of the course – Modern Western Philosophy still deserves attention as one of the most fascinating and productive moments of our cultural history.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 3:56am EDT 4/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 618
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024