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: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

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