LPHI

2020

Philosophy II: Modern

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Philosophy 2: Modern

Spring 2019

Taught By: Philip Schauss

Section: A

CRN: 1506

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. This period was defined by enormous optimism and a belief in human thought and invention, which came as a challenge to the goal of divine salvation, all-pervasive during the Middle Ages. The modern hope was that science, technology, and education could set humanity free. This optimism was strongly tested by the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake and again, nearly four decades later, by the "Terror” of the French Revolution. Throughout the course, we will consider different ways of thinking about freedom and progress, based on a variety of philosophical texts from early Modernity. The course is organized around different themes, to do with freedom and progress, such as Utopia, Natural Science, Subjectivity, Freedom and Politics, Enlightenment and the Emancipation of Women, and Freedom after the French Revolution.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (LPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 9:56am 10/17/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 8:00am - 9:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1001

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019

Philosophy 2: Modern

Spring 2019

Taught By: Joel Thomas Paxton De Lara

Section: B

CRN: 4398

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. This period was defined by enormous optimism and a belief in human thought and invention, which came as a challenge to the goal of divine salvation, all-pervasive during the Middle Ages. The modern hope was that science, technology, and education could set humanity free. This optimism was strongly tested by the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake and again, nearly four decades later, by the "Terror” of the French Revolution. Throughout the course, we will consider different ways of thinking about freedom and progress, based on a variety of philosophical texts from early Modernity. The course is organized around different themes, to do with freedom and progress, such as Utopia, Natural Science, Subjectivity, Freedom and Politics, Enlightenment and the Emancipation of Women, and Freedom after the French Revolution.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (LPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 9:56am 10/17/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 8:00am - 9:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 911

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019

Philosophy 2: Modern

Fall 2018

Taught By: Kelly Gawel

Section: A

CRN: 1338

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. This period was defined by enormous optimism and a belief in human thought and invention, which came as a challenge to the goal of divine salvation, all-pervasive during the Middle Ages. The modern hope was that science, technology, and education could set humanity free. This optimism was strongly tested by the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake and again, nearly four decades later, by the "Terror” of the French Revolution. Throughout the course, we will consider different ways of thinking about freedom and progress, based on a variety of philosophical texts from early Modernity. The course is organized around different themes, to do with freedom and progress, such as Utopia, Natural Science, Subjectivity, Freedom and Politics, Enlightenment and the Emancipation of Women, and Freedom after the French Revolution.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (LPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 9:57am 10/17/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 611

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/12/2018