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PHILOSOPHY

PHIL-380
Colloquium in Philosophy (1)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. This course provides an opportunity for students to engage in philosophical practice in a more expansive way than in a traditional class in order to explore a central question of philosophical significance, a prominent theme, or important text. Prerequisite: one course in philosophy.

PHIL-380
001
PHILOSOPHY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Colloquium in Philosophy (1)

Miguel de Unamuno

Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) was a vitalist thinker and pioneer of existentialism. His interpretation of Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and James, in The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), powerfully explored the idea that "The most tragic problem of philosophy is reconciling intellectual needs with affective and volitional needs."

PHIL-380
001
PHILOSOPHY
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Colloquium in Philosophy (1)

Philosophy of Liberation

Recent developments in Latin America and elsewhere continue to promote "liberation" as a major political and cultural goal. This course examines key essays by Freire, Gutierrez, Boff, and Cox. Students explore clearer senses of liberation philosophy and liberation theology, and how ideas affect various publics in developing nations.