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Spring 2020 Religion GU4221 section 001
Hegel and Kierkegaard

Call Number 14390
Day & Time
T 10:10am-12:00pm
201 80 Claremont Ave
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Mark C Taylor
Method of Instruction In-person
Course Description No philosophers have done more to shape modern culture and society than G.W.F. Hegel and Soren Kierkegaard. This seminar will be devoted to a close reading of their most important texts.  The course will focus on the philosophical, psychological, artistic, and literary implications of their contrasting interpretations of religion. In addition to primary studying primary texts, writings by Hegel’s two most influential interpreters will be considered.  The alternative readings of Hegel by Alexander Kojeve and Jean Hyppolite have implicitly and explicitly shaped critical discourse and artistic practice for the past half century. The course will conclude with Siri Hustvedt’s novel, The Sorrows of an American, which is an example of Kierkegaard’s profound influence on twentieth-century writers.    Works to be considered include: Hegel, Early Theological Writings; Phenomenology of Spirit; Science of Logic); Alexander Kojeve, Introduction to the Reading of Hegel, Jean Hyppolite, Genesis and Structure of Hegel’s Phenomenology; Logic and Existence; Kierkegaard, The Point of View of My Work as an Author, The Sickness Unto Death, The Concept of Anxiety, Fear and Trembling; Siri Hustvedt,  The Blazing World.
Web Site Vergil
Department Religion
Enrollment 13 students (25 max) as of 7:34PM Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Subject Religion
Number GU4221
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20201RELI4221W001

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