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For existentialists, freedom is not a given, but something to achieve. Reading authors like Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Beauvoir and Heidegger, we'll ask what aspects of the human condition tend to thwart true freedom: Self-deception? Social norms or religious codes? Anxiety in confronting death? Longing for absolute justification for life's meaning? Alienation arising from an overestimation of reason or technology? We'll also consider what is required for authenticity, responsibility, freedom, and, possibly, the meaning of faith.
Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Liberal Studies: UL
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- Arts and Contemporary Studies Core Elective Table I
- English and Philosophy Core Elective Table II
- English and Philosophy Double Major
- History and Philosophy Core Elective Table II
- History and Philosophy Double Major
- Minor in Philosophy
- Philosophy Core Elective Table II
- Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies