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2007-2008 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 320 - Post-Modern Ideas

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) will be read and discussed in class debates. Satisfies the Arts and Humanities core requirement.

Prerequisites & Notes
PHL 100 or PHL 104 or permission of instructor.

(Cr: 3)