UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2024-2025

Course: PHIL 353. Existentialism (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of philosophical and literary works of the major existentialist thinkers of the 19th and 20th centuries, with the aim of discovering the fundamental tenets of existentialism. Questions might include: What is the meaning of human existence? Is there such a thing as human nature? What is the source of human values? Is death bad? Key thinkers may include Friedrich Nietzsche, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Frantz Fanon, with emphasis on existentialism’s influence on and relevance to contemporary thought. Regular written assignments will be required. (Available for General Education, C2 Humanities.) (WI)

Fall-2024 - Schedule of Classes

PHIL 353

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