A Plunge into Modern Philosophy From Wittgenstein On

GENINT 741.421

Osher (50+). In this course, we compare and contrast modern philosophers.


About this course:

Modern philosophy has changed our way of thinking—affecting our politics, our art, and our everyday lives, whether we are aware of it or not. In this course, we look at the different perspectives of modern philosophers by comparing; for example, Wittgenstein with Heidegger and Camus with Sartre, and how their approaches affect us today. We shall analyze other philosophers and the differences between pure existentialism and the linguistic analysis of the day, and how modern philosophy actually changed our view of ourselves and our world. In the end, we should have a solid understanding of the on-going approaches that are now the reigning thinking of the contemporary milieu.

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