Wesleyan University
The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 2)
Wesleyan University

The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 2)

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Michael S. Roth

Instructor: Michael S. Roth

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There are 10 modules in this course

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2 readings

With a focus on Civilization and its Discontents, we examine how Freud’s theories tried to expose profound instincts as they appeared in daily life.

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4 videos1 reading

A reading of Virginia Woolf’s modernist novel To the Lighthouse shows how giving up the search for the “really real” can liberate one to attend to the everyday.

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4 videos1 reading1 peer review

We go back to Ralph Waldo Emerson and forward to Ludwig Wittgenstein to consider how forms of life and language games need to foundation to be compelling.

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4 videos1 reading1 peer review

Through a consideration of Max Horkheimer & Theodor Adorno along with Michel Foucault, we confront the philosophical effort to escape from totality in order to understand the politics of control.

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4 videos1 reading1 peer review

A very brief consideration of how artists are responding to the loss of foundations to produce work that redefines art.

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2 videos

We examine short pieces by Judith Butler and Slavjo Zizek to understand how identities get formed (and performed) in a world without foundations.

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4 videos1 reading1 peer review

Review of all the thinkers we have studied in Parts I and II of the class, along with some complementary material.

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4 videos

After postmodern playfulness, or alongside it, we see the resurgence of the pragmatic impulse to return philosophy to real human problems.

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3 videos1 reading1 peer review

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1 peer review

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4.9 (47 ratings)
Michael S. Roth
Wesleyan University
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