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University of Toronto

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Introduction to Continental Philosophy

An introduction to some of the post-Hegelian thinkers who inspired the various philosophical movements broadly referred to as continental, such as phenomenology, existentialism, deconstruction, and post-modernism. Questions include the will, faith, death, existence, history and politics, rationality and its limits, encountering an other. Authors studied may include: Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre.

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Anonymous - 2020-07-11 07:44:14
B Winter 2019 Robert Gibbs
The birdiness of this course largely depends on your prior knowledge of philosophy and the specific authors studied in the course. If you are not familiar with philosophy, or not with Continental philosophy, the texts here may strike you as confusing, esoteric and even completely nonsensical(looking at you, Heidegger). The grading was not harsh. Robert was fun in teaching and accommodating.

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