Introduction to Continental Philosophy

An introduction to some of the main figures and movements of Continental European Philosophy. The purpose is to provide a broad synoptic view of the Continental tradition with special attention paid to historical development. Topics to be discussed include phenomenology, existentialism, structuralism, hermeneutics, Critical Theory, and post-structuralism/post-modernism. Thinkers to be discussed include Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Levi-Strauss, Derrida, Gadamer, Habermas, Lyotard and Levinas. The main objective is to familiarize the student with the key concepts, ideas and arguments in the Continental tradition.

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