This course will explore the themes of alienation, fetishism, ideology, dialectic, sociality, and freedom in the philosophical writings of G.W.F. Hegel and Karl Marx. We will focus our study on Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit and Marx’s early writings. We will conclude by considering some critical appropriations of Marx by 20th Century philosophers, including Georg Lukacs, Max Horkheimer, and Theodor Adorno.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: midterm and final papers
Enrollment Preference: Philosophy majors
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: PHIL History Courses