L&S Curricular Connections

L&S Discovery Courses

LS C60U / German C25

Revolutionary Thinking: Marx, Nietzsche and Freud

Historical Studies, Philosophy & Values

We will explore the ways in which Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud—three of the most important thinkers in modern Western thought—can be read as responding to the Enlightenment and its notions of reason and progress. We will consider how each remakes a scientific understanding of truth, knowledge, and subjectivity, such that rationality, logic, and the powers of human cognition are shown to be distorted, limited, and subject to forces outside our individual control. All lectures and readings in English.

Karen Feldman
Karen Feldman (German)

Terms Offered

  • Spring 2023
  • Spring 2020
  • Spring 2018
  • Fall 2015
  • Spring 2013
  • Fall 2005