Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Investigates existential philosophy from the 19th Century to the present. Introduces different branches of existentialist thought and the influence existentialism had on philosophy, literature, and culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Includes existentialist philosophers such as, but are not limited to, some of the following: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Camus and Sartre. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
17453 Web 09-Jan-2017 thru 25-Mar-2017
Instructor: Steve T Jolin
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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Course details: CRN 17453

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Welcome dear student of philosophy! Existentialism is a course that introduces the ideas of some of the best-known and and most influential thinkers of our time. They include philosophers and literary figures like Soren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Simone de Beauvoir, Gabriel Marcel, Karl Jaspers, Miguel de Unamuno, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and others. Existentialist thinkers, in venerable philosophical tradition, pursue traditional metaphysical and ethical inquiry--asking about the meaning of being and of moral obligation. But they typically do so by focusing on themes central to personal existence, such as the deep absurdity life involves, what it means to be an individual, the sense in which we are free, interpersonal relations, the possibility and meaning of transcendence. It is not uncommon for this emphasis on themes crucial to individual existence to draw students quite personally--not just academically--into their study of Existentialism. Steve Jolin, your instructor, has a special relationship with Existentialism. He studied in France with Existentialist philosopher Gabriel Marcel, writing his doctoral dissertation on Marcel, and translating one of the philosopher's important works into English for Northwestern University Press.

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