Revolutionary Thinking: Marx, Nietzsche, Freud
General Catalog Course Title:
Revolutionary Thinking: Marx, Nietzsche, Freud
Terms Offered:
Fall 2015
Spring 2013

We will explore the ways in which Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud--three of the most important thinkers in modern Western thought--can be read as responding to the Enlightenment and its notions of reason and progress. We will consider how each remakes a scientific understanding of truth, knowledge, and subjectivity, such that rationality, logic, and the powers of human cognition are shown to be distorted, limited, and subject to forces outside our individual control.

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