PHIL 049. Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud

This course will examine the work of three 19th century "philosophers of suspicion" who instigated modern exploration into what conditions our reality, thus raising questions about how the embodied, human subject emerges out of and experiences a social reality that informs the subject in specific ways. Their investigations into one's understanding of reality as impacted by class position (Marx), one's understanding of truth as the effect of will-to-power (Nietzsche), and consciousness as the effect of unconscious forces (Freud) provide an important background to contemporary questions about he nature of reality, human identity, and social power.
Prerequisite: First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.
1 credit.
Eligible for INTP, GMST
Catalog chapter: Philosophy  
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