PHIL 270 Existentialism

This course involves a survey of existentialist philosophy, including study of its influence and expression in literature, the fine arts, psychology, and religion. The course includes reflection upon basic existential themes such as the meaning of human existence, freedom and responsibility, the limits of reason, the significance of death, the individual versus society, and the implications of truth as subjectivity. Students will be challenged to consider how they define the world and to what extent they have the power to change the world. Readings from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Camus, Sartre, Buber, Simone de Beauvoir, or others are used within this course.




E1, GE