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Philosophy (PHIL)
211 Susan Campbell, 541-346-5547
College of Arts & Sciences
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  PHIL 211   Existentialism >1 4.00 cr.
Basic ideas of the Christian and atheistic divisions of the existentialist movement; some attention to the philosophical situation that generated the existentialist rebellion.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Warnek PE-mail Office:   246 Susan Campbell Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-5542
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: This course has a waitlist which can only be accessed via one of the discussion sections associated with the lecture (not via the lecture itself). For more information, see How to Use Wait-listing on DuckWeb
 
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25599 120 120 1600-1720 tr 282 LIL Warnek P Additional Web Resources Available
 
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Academic Deadlines
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January 6:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 13:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 13:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 14:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 14:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded)
January 16:   Add this course
January 16:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 20:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 27:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
February 3:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 24:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
February 24:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
The course begins with a consideration of the historical origins of existential thought in the writings of Kierkegaard and then continues with readings from existential thinkers of the twentieth Century, from Karl Jaspers, Martin Heidegger and Gabriel Marcel to Albert Camus, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. We will have occasion to discuss the pervasive presence of existential themes in contemporary literature and film. We consider the existential criticism of the rationalist philosophy and scientism as these dominate the modern era.

The course continually concerns itself with the basic experiences taken up within existential writings: anxiety, the absurd, hope, freedom, mortality, presence, love.

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