Enlightenment, Norms, Revolution

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Fall 2022

Taught By: Omri Boehm

Section: A

CRN: 14308

Credits: 4

Kant's answer to the question what is enlightenment is well known: Enlightenment, he says, is "having the courage to think for yourself". Heine thought the German philosopher was a revolutionary more violent than Robespierre. Yet, Kant also says, "think for yourself, but obey!" In reading Kant, Spinoza, Marx, Adorno&Horkheimer, Arendt and Foucault, among others, we shall search the relation between Enlightenment inheritance and revolutionary thinking.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (LPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 9:40am 8/14/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1108

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022