19th Century Philosophy (PHIL 320)

Manchester College, Fall 2010    Instructor: Steve Naragon


Welcome to these online materials for the Fall 2010 course on 19th Century Philosophy (PHIL 320, Manchester College).

This course meets three times weekly for 50 minutes, and is devoted to reading and discussing selections from the writings of European philosophers of the 19th Century — roughly, the period between Kant and the catastrophes of the 20th century.  Our focus will be on the thought of Hegel, Schopenhauer, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche.

Click on the links to the left for a general set of course objectives, for the course requirements, and for an explanation of the weekly essays that will form the bulk of your writing for this course.  A general reading and assignments schedule should keep you oriented through the term.

Read through these web pages carefully; they are your guide for this course; ignore them at your own peril!  A brief set of print and online resources for your course are listed in the Resources link to the left.  Students new to philosophy might also want to glance at the Philosophy FAQ.  Students who are interested in studying more philosophy, but are worried that it is “too impractical” (= won't lead to a high-paying job) should definitely read this brief item.

Contacting Me

Click on my name (above) to reach my home page with contact information.

Please see my posted weekly schedule, which will tell you when I’m busy with class or committee work.  Otherwise, I’m pretty much always either in my office (982-5041) or at home (982-6033), and am always happy to talk or meet with you.  You can also send me an email.

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