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PHILOSOPHY

PHIL-611
Modern European Movements (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Regularly recurring topics include: the British empiricists, continental rationalists, Kant, Hegel, and post-Hegelian idealism. Meets with PHIL-411. Usually offered alternate springs (even years).

PHIL-611
001
PHILOSOPHY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Modern European Movements (3)

Psychoanalysis and/as Philosophy

Although Freud believed he had to repress his philosophic inclinations to develop the "science" of psychoanalysis, his theories address central topics in philosophy. These include epistemology, ontology, subjectivity, and ethics. Conversely, his ideas and those of subsequent analysts provide productive perspectives to rethink these issues. The class studies some important psychoanalytic texts and also explores the philosophic implications of psychoanalytic practices through viewing movies and episodes of the HBO series In Treatment. Meets with PHIL-411 001.