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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PHI                                     Course Number: 327                                    
Course Title: 19th Century European and American Philosophy
Subject: Philosophy
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course looks at major trends in 19th century European and American philosophy, a century that created the basic texts and traditions for movements such as Positivism, Pragmatism, Existentialism, Transcendentalism and Marxism, as well as carrying through on the 18th century currents of Idealism. Historical texts may include the writings of Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Comte, Frege, Peirce, Bentham, Mill, Emerson and Thoreau. The course will look at the texts in their own right, as well as seeing how they came out of the philosophical thought of the previous century, and, most importantly, how they informed the political, social and ethical positions of the current age.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 201, and PHI 231 or permission of instructor
  
Start Date:    06/30/2010                         End Date: