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2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog

PHL 240 - Contemporary Philosophy

Analysis of the evolution of contemporary ideas as they follow, or break with, classical thinking about history, philosophy and subjectivity, art and politics. The critique of traditional philosophies of history as a linear process, of assumed ideas about the avant-garde in art, and the exploration of the relation between culture and politics constitute the main focus of the course. A variety of texts from contemporary authors (Jameson, Lyotard, Baudrillard, Said, among others) are read and discussed in class debates. Satisfies the Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education requirement.

(Cr: 3)