Enlightenment, Norms, Revolution
Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy
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)
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