Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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PHL204 Modern Philosophy: From Hegel to Heidegger and/or Frege to Wittgenstein

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Two variants of the course will be offered to reflect recent realities. The first var­iant of the course traces a development from Hegel through Marx, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche into 20th century Phenomenology and Existen­tialism. The second variant of the course will look at the work of Frege and Rus­sell, and some of their influential 20th century successors. Within the second variant, special attention will be given to Wittgenstein, who was a unique and unclassifiable thinker of great importance.