Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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PHL306 Phenomenology

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course introduces the 20th century phenomenological movement while developing its connections to existentialism. The course begins with the early phenomenologists like Husserl, or early existentialists like Kierkegaard, and traces a line of development that proceeds through thinkers like Heidegger, Sartre, De Beauvoir, and Levinas. The focus on the course is on questions about the nature of consciousness, freedom, being, and their connections to moral, political, and religious thought.