LPHI

2020

Philosophy II: Modern

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Philosophy 2: Modern

Fall 2022

Taught By: Anantha Krishna Boddapati

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 (LPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (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: 4:48pm 9/27/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 906

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022

Philosophy 2: Modern

Spring 2022

Taught By: Agnese Di Riccio

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 (LPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (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: 4:48pm 9/27/2022 EDT