Courses

Fall Quarter/Semester 2018-2019

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason: Dialectic In this course we study the greatest work of Enlightenment philosopher, Immanuel Kant, the Critique of Pure Reason, focusing on his attempts to limit the claims of reason, specifically to show that traditional, philosophical metaphysics is bound to fail because it transcends human cognitive capabilities. Specifically, we will investigate Kant’s arguments that we cannot rationally prove the existence of God or the immortality of the soul, that we cannot rationally establish the finitude (or not) of the world, the ultimate components of reality, or the reality (or not) of free will. Yet Kant is not entirely critical of these aspirations of reason:  we will also discuss Kant’s suggestions concerning the positive uses of reason – despite these criticisms – in both science and morality. Our most general topic for discussion is, then, Kant’s conception of the nature of human reason: as striving beyond the fact of the matter, beyond us, beyond itself, both beneficially and problematically, and as capable of self-limitation.

Northwestern

University,

T/Th

11a.m.-12:20p.m.

Rachel Zuckert

syll 313-2 2018-2bm7bo7

If you’re interested, please contact:

Prof. Rachel Zuckert

r-zuckert@

northwestern.edu

Kant seminar on the first Critique and the problem of personal identity This course will be devoted to exploring Kant’s theoretical and practical philosophy in relation to the problem of personal identity.  Specifically, we will explore how Kant thought we must conceive of personal identity if both empirical and practical judgments are to be possible.  Attention will be focused on a) implications of the Transcendental Deduction for Kant’s understanding of personal identity, b) personal identity and the Analogies of Experience, c) subjective experience and the Refutation of Idealism, d) the Paralogisms, and d) sections of the Critique of Practical Reason, the Metaphysics of Morals and Kant’s Religion having to do with character and practical moral judgments.  We will also be taking a look at some of the most significant contemporary interpreters of Kant shedding light on some of these problems, e.g. Henry Allison, Dieter Henrich, Patricia Kitcher, Lucy Allais, Beatrice Longuenesse, and Eric Watkins.  More information on our approach can be found on my website, on which I will have posted a description of my current book project on Kant and personal identity. 

Purdue University

Mondays

2:30- -5:30

Jacqueline

Mariña

marinaj@purdue.edu

Special Studies in the History of Philosophy

Phil 429

Does art offer us a kind of truth that is radically different from scientific
truth? What are art and science anyway? Martin Heidegger explores
these questions in a series of fascinating texts that he wrote after Being
and Time
; several of them also amount to a peculiar but intriguing
interpretation of Kant. Later, he wrote several essays on various German
poets, trying to draw philosophical ideas out of their poetry. We will read
these texts closely, and consider how plausible it is to give art the role that
Heidegger attributes to it. Pre-requisites: Some exposure to Kant’s critical
philosophy is recommended but not required.

UIC

Stevenson Hall

Thursdays

(Starting from Sep 6)

3:30 – 6 p.m.

Sam Fleischacker

Syllabus:

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Prof. Sam Fleischacker

fleischert@

sbcglobal.net

 Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit  This course is conceived as an introductory course on the Phenomenology of Spirit. What is important for me is that you learn Hegel’s methodology and understand the singularity of this book, while also discussing the relevance of some of his analysis and criticisms of modern epistemology, different forms of violence, the limitations and potentialities of ethical life, etc. That way, by the end of our seminar, you will be prepared to continue reading Hegel on your own. We will start with a general discussion of Hegel’s conception of philosophy’s task, and we’ll then move on to read the Phenomenology, starting with its Introduction. The aim is not to read the entire book, but to concentrate on some of the figures of consciousness: the pure concept of recognition at the beginning of Self-Consciousness; the Master-Servant dialect that follows it; the analysis of ethical life at the beginning of the Spirit chapter; its collapse in and through Antigone’s tragedy; Hegel’s analysis of a totalitarian logic of terror through his reading of the French Revolution; the figures of the Beautiful Soul and Forgiveness (which we will read as central to Hegel’s theory of action); and the closing chapter on Absolute Knowledge. Some of these figures will be accompanied by discussion of 20th century authors who place Hegel’s analysis in a new light (Fanon, Butler, Söderbäck, Comay, Nuzzo, and Zambrana, to mention just a few).

DePaul University

Arts and Letters 211

Mondays

(Starting from Sep 10)

3:00-6:15 p.m.

 

María del Rosario Acosta 

Prof.  María del Rosario Acosta

acosta.mariadelrosario@

gmail.com

Hegel’s Philosophy of Right

(PHIL 508)

This course provides an introduction to Hegel’s idealism.  Our main text will be Hegel’s 1821 Elements of the Philosophy of Right.  In that work, he offers his account of the origins and development of the modern concept or idea of right.  He also defends what he takes to be the most adequate conception of the conditions and nature of human freedom.  The Philosophy of Right thus offers us (i) insight into Hegel’s views on practical agency, and (ii) a unique story about how, in his view, ideas or concepts come to be.  We will devote special attention to the question of how his general approach to these matters differs in fundamental ways from that of Kant.  

UIC 

University Hall

14th Floor

Mondays 

1:00-3:30 P.M.

 

Sally Sedgewick

 

 

sedgwick@uic.edu

Hegel’s Logic and Metaphysics

(Philosophy 758)

This course consists of a close study of Hegel’s Science of Logic, which is one of Hegel’s most important philosophical works.  In his Logic, Hegel presents (many of) the fundamental doctrines and arguments of his influential metaphysical system.  We will attend to the place of Hegel’s system within the broader historical context and we will supplement our reading of the Science of Logic with relevant secondary literature.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

CRT 607

T/Th 3:30 – 4:45

William Bristow bristow@uwm.edu

 

 

 

Winter Quarter 2018-2019

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes

Hegel’s Science of Logic

[Objective Logic: The Doctrine of Being and Essence]

PHL 516 – Hegel II

This course examines, over two quarters, the central issues and ideas of Hegel’s Science of Logic [1812/13, 1816]. In this work, Hegel presents the fundamental categories and structures of the post-critical metaphysics that serves as the foundations of his entire philosophical system. Accordingly, we will explore the major topics of the work—being, essence, and concept—through a close reading of the text, with an underlying concern to set out and evaluate its overarching argumentative structure.

DePaul

University

Tuesdays, 3:00-6:15

Location: TBA

Kevin Thompson

If you’re interested,

please

contact:

KTHOMP12

@depaul.edu

 

The Concept of Politics in German Philosophy: from Weber and Schmitt to Arendt and Habermas

Phil 317

Northwestern

University

TBA

Mark Alznauer

 

m-alznauer

@northwestern.edu

 

 

Spring Quarter/Semester 2018-2019

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
Studies in German Philosophy: Kant’s Philosophy of Religion This course treats Kant’s philosophy of religion, in texts ranging from his refutation of the traditional philosophical proofs for the existence of God in the Critique of Pure Reason, his vindication of religious belief from a moral point of view in the Critique of Practical Reason, to his more extensive treatment of religious institutions and Christian religious doctrines such as grace and original sin in his Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone.

Northwestern

University

TBA

Co-taught by:

Rachel Zuckert

&

Ken Seeskin

Prof. Rachel Zuckert

r-zuckert@

northwestern.edu

Hegel’s Science of Logic [Subjective Logic: The Doctrine of the Concept]

PHL 557 – Topics in Continental Philosophy

This course examines, over two quarters, the central issues and ideas of Hegel’s Science of Logic [1812/13, 1816]. In this work, Hegel presents the fundamental categories and structures of the post-critical metaphysics that serves as the foundations of his entire philosophical system. Accordingly, we will explore the major topics of the work—being, essence, and concept—through a close reading of the text, with an underlying concern to set out and evaluate its overarching argumentative structure. 

DePaul

University

Tuesdays, 3:00-6:15

Location: TBA

Kevin Thompson

If you’re interested,

please

contact:

Prof. Kevin Thompson

KTHOMP12

@depaul.edu

An Introduction to Hegel’s Logic

Phil 414

Northwestern

University

TBA

Mark Alznauer m-alznauer@northwestern.edu
Hannah Arendt: From Kantian Aesthetics to the Practice of Political Judgment

University of Chicago 

TBA

Linda Zerilli lmgzerilli@gmail.com
Kant: Critique of Pure Reason The purpose of this course is to gain a thorough understanding of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, the foundational text of Kant’s Critical project. This work spans topics such as the nature of human cognition, the limits of reason, the conditions that make experience possible, and the status of claims about that which is beyond the limits of possible experience. We will conduct detailed analyses of key portions of this text (including the Transcendental Aesthetic, the Transcendental Deductions, the Analogies of Experience, the Antinomies, and the Appendix to the Dialectic, among others). Our reading of these portions of the Critique will be supplemented by secondary readings. 

Loyola University in Chicago

TBA

Naomi Fisher

nfisher1@luc.edu

 

 

 

 

Spring Quarter/Semester 2018

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
German Intellectual History: The Critique of Social Power in German Philosophy, Theology, and Literature

This course offers a unique opportunity to encounter one particular strand of German Intellectual History, the critique of social and political power and strategies of resistance and subversion from philosophy, theology, and German literature. While the course is offered in English, with texts offered in translations of the German works, the German originals are considered as foil for the discussion. Among the readings are:  authors from the Frankfurt School (Adorno, Benjamin, Honneth, Jaeggi, and Emcke); authors in Christian theology (Metz, postcolonial theology), and 20th century literature (Uwe Johnson, Ingeborg Bachmann, Heiner Mueller, and Hertha Mueller). We will watch some newer German films, and we will perhaps visit the Goethe Institute Chicago.

The course aims to bring together undergrad and graduate students in theology, philosophy, and Modern Language/German who are interested in German intellectual discourses, and it is open to anyone interested in exploring some major German authors on the critique of social power.

Loyola University, Fridays 2:30-5:15 Hille Haker This course is cross-listed as: THEO 378: Theology & Culture; THEO 447: Philosophical Theology; HONR 216: Encountering Europe

 

Winter Quarter 2018

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason PHIL 313 Northwestern University Axel Mueller

 

Fall Quarter/Semester 2017

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
Critiques of Morality, Nietzsche and Williams PHIL 362 Northwestern University, Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Mark Alznauer Extra Session for Graduate Students: Wednesday 12:30-1:50 p.m.
Aesthetics and Politics
Readings include Kant, Marx, Adorno, and Benjamin.
 UIC, Mondays, 3:30-6:15 p.m.  Anna Kornbluh  Auditors welcome.
Kant’s Mathematical World
The first, shorter part will be an introduction and quick overview of the Critique of Pure Reason, followed by a closer look at Kant’s philosophy of mathematics and its role in his account of experience.    It will upend the common understanding of Kant’s philosophy of mathematics and argue that mathematical cognition plays a far larger role in Kant’s account of experience — even everyday experience — than it is usually thought to have.

UIC, University Hall 1430, Thursdays   3:30pm — 6:00pm, beginning Thursday August 31.

 

Daniel Sutherland Interested students should email sutherla@uic.edu.
Nietzsche and the Thinking of History

Nietzsche closes the preface of his essay, “On the Use and Disadvantage of History for Life,“ the second of his Untimely Meditations (1873-1876), with the following statement: “I do not know what meaning classical studies could have for our time if they were not untimely—that is to say, acting counter to our time and thereby acting on our time and, let us hope, for the benefit of a time to come.” That is, for Nietzsche, the past is to be considered always and only as our past, or as the past of the present, i.e. as the historical figures, texts, and events that have generated our own concepts, principles, and values, all of which are still determining and setting the horizon for our experience of and our thinking about our world and ourselves. Our task in taking up our history is not to arrive, then, at the objective truth of what occurred or what a given author had in mind in some now long dead historical moment. Rather, as we shall come to see, with Nietzsche we are called upon to access the past as text and read through it to its sources, to the complex play of forces that subtend the text and give rise to it. And that project, Nietzsche insists here, can be “untimely,” in that it can have a disruptive and even a destructive influence on the present. But it is precisely here that we encounter a certain tension in Nietzsche’s thinking of history and we will attend to that tension this quarter. For we will ask, how is it that the past, which delivers up the historical content that is passed down to us and determines our present, can also be the source of impulses or insights that serve to disrupt that very present? What explains this fundamentally ambivalent power of history? How can our history be both oppressive and the ultimate source of our liberation? That is the question we will be posing this quarter, investigating the various characterizations of the project, from radicalized ‘philology,’ to radicalized ‘history,’ to radicalized ‘genealogy.’ These are ‘radical’ in the sense of pushing the tasks and methods that these terms name down to their radix or ‘root, source.’ Finally, we will ask, in what sense is Nietzschean philology/history/genealogy is most of all related neither to the past nor to the present but to the future, insofar as it incorporates a certain openness and indeterminacy into the thinking it grounds and the creative comportment it hopes to encourage.

DePaul University, Wednesdays 3:00-6:15 p.m.

Arts and Letters 303

Sean Kirkland

 

Spring Quarter/Semester 2017

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
Freud and Interpretation We will engage in close readings of Freud’s works that offer a window into his method of interpretation (The Interpretation of Dreams, etc.) to see how the methods of psychoanalytic thought inform modern reading and interpretive practices. UIC Heidi Schlipphacke Graduate Seminar

 

Winter Quarter 2017

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
Walter Benjamin

Graduate Seminar on Walter Benjamin: On Critique (History, Language and Violence).

Interested participants should contact María del Rosario Acosta at: macostal@depaul.edu.

DePaul University, Mondays 3-6:15 p.m. María del Rosario Acosta

 

Fall Quarter/Semester 2016 

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
Philosophy of History See flier here.  Northwestern University, Crowe 1-140, Thursdays 5-8 p.m. Rachel Zuckert
The Critique of Pure Reason Interested auditors should contact Sally Sedgwick at: sedgwick@uic.edu. UIC, University Hall, 14th Floor seminar room, Fridays 1:10-3:40 p.m. Sally Sedgwick
Hegel’s Philosophical Science of Right

This seminar examines the central issues and ideas of Hegel’s philosophical science of right—that is, his moral, legal, social, economic, and political philosophy—through a close reading and critical discussion of the Elements of the Philosophy of Right (1821) and related passages from the first edition of the Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Outline (1817).

See syllabus here.

DePaul, 2352 N. Clifton, Suite 150, Room 33 (Department Conference Room), Tuesdays, 3:00-6:15 Kevin Thompson Students from other programs are welcome to sit in or take this as an independent study

 

Spring Quarter 2016

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
Communicating the Incommunicable: Kant’s Third Critique and Sterne’s “Tristram Shandy” A graduate seminar in German and CLS on Kant and Sterne. Northwestern University, Room TBA Samuel Weber
Heidegger, “The Origin of the Work of Art” This course will offer a close examination of Heidegger’s influential 1936 essay “The Origin of the Work of Art.” We shall situate it in relation to the following texts: Being and Time (1927); the first Hölderlin lecture course, on “Germania” and “The Rhine” (1934-35); the first two versions of “The Origin of the Work of Art” (1934-35); and the essay “Hölderlin and the Essence of Poetry” (1936). The focus of our reading will be the conflict or strife between “world” and “earth.” DePaul University, Philosophy Department Seminar Room, Th 3:00-6:15pm William McNeill Graduate Seminar

 

Winter Quarter 2016

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
German Aesthetics A two quarters seminar on German Aesthetics, Kant, Schiller and Hegel, fall and winter 2015-2016. DePaul University, Mondays 3-6 p.m. María del Rosario Acosta Graduate Course in Philosophy
Philosophy of History (PHIL 390)

An upper-level undergraduate course on philosophy of history, which will concentrate on the German philosophical tradition (Kant to Nietzsche).

Students may contact Rachel Zuckert if they are interested in the course.

Northwestern University, Room TBA, T/Th 12:30-1:50 Rachel Zuckert
The Future of Democracy (PHIL 402-1) In this seminar we will examine contemporary conceptions of democracy (minimal, pluralist, agonistic, deliberative, etc.) to see how each of them interprets the democratic ideal of a society of free and equal citizens, and how they propose, in consequence, to organize social and political institutions. Although the normative premises of these conceptions vary widely, all of them operate under the assumption of a relatively closed society of a single nation-state. However, under current conditions of globalization, this is no longer a plausible assumption. Indeed, unless transnational democratization is possible, the future of democracy seems seriously threatened. Thus the main challenge facing contemporary democratic theory is to figure out whether the essential components of democratic legitimacy (such as citizens’ participation in political decision making, public deliberation, etc.) can be reproduced at the global level. In the second part of the seminar, we will address this difficult question by analyzing some recent proposals for a new international order (Rawls, Habermas, Held, etc.) with a focus on the level of democratization beyond national borders that each of them considers feasible and desirable. Northwestern University, Room TBA Cristina Lafont Second Year Proseminar, Open to all Graduate Students
Aesthetics: 1735 to 1935 (from Baumgarten to Benjamin to Heidegger) The aim of this seminar is to approach two groundbreaking inquiries into the status of aesthetics that were drafted—under very different circumstances—around 1935:  Walter Benjamin’s “Kunstwerk in der Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit” (The artwork in the age of its technical reproducibility) and Martin Heidegger’s “Ursprung des Kunstwerks” (Origin of the artwork).  In preparation for a reading of these two contrasting attempts to re-think the tradition of aesthetics from the ground up, the seminar begins with an analysis of the first work in which the term “aesthetics” appeared, namely Alexander Baumgarten’s 1735 dissertation, Meditationes philosophicae de nonnullis ad poema pertinentibus (generally translated, oddly enough, as “Reflections on Poetry”).  After a discussion of the Leibniz-inspired context that enabled Baumgarten to conceive of “aesthetics” as a “science” that is analogous to “logic” (understood as the study of rational knowledge), the seminar will concentrate on a series of stages in the development of the German (and perhaps Danish) aesthetic tradition.  The choice of texts will depend on student interest; but the possibilities include Kant, Schelling, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche.  In the final half of the seminar, we will attend to the aforementioned essays from 1935, while adding further texts of Benjamin and Heidegger in response to individual student interests.  Among the primary questions we will be asking are these:  Where does language stand in the construction and de-structuring of the concept of aesthetics?  Why does the concept of aesthetics first emerge in the context of a “philosophical meditation” on poetry, when poetry is supposed to be only of the many forms of art that come under scrutiny in the new science?  And to what extent does the Leibnizian origin of the term “aesthetics” reflect itself in the directions of thought proposed by Heidegger and Benjamin in their respective writings? Northwestern University Peter Fenves Graduate Seminar

 

Fall Quarter 2015

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
German Aesthetics A two quarters seminar on German Aesthetics, Kant, Schiller and Hegel, fall and winter 2015-2016. DePaul University, Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. María del Rosario Acosta Graduate Course in Philosophy
Kant’s Critique of Judgment (PHIL 414) Students may contact Rachel Zuckert if they are interested in the course. Northwestern University, Crowe 1-140, Fridays 1-4 p.m. Rachel Zuckert Graduate Seminar in Philosophy
The German Quest for God Aim of the course is to render the students familiar with German intellectual history from the Middle Ages to the present with a specific focus on literary and philosophical texts that manifest a religious dimension. For two of the most impressive traits of German culture have been the reciprocal influences between philosophy and literature, on the one hand, and the quest for a philosophical religiosity, on the other. I have chosen two texts from the 12th and the 13th centuries respectively and then a text from each century from the sixteenth to the twenty-first in order to cover the most important changes. Some of the texts are deeply influenced by the earlier ones included in this syllabus, even if they are separated by centuries – Thomas Mann parodies Hartmann von Aue, for example. Notre Dame University, O’Shaughnessy Hall 204A,T/Th 3:30-4:45 p.m. Vittorio Hösle
Kant’s
Critical Philosophy (Philosophy 424)
An upper-division course that will focus on the Critique of Pure Reason. UIC, MWF 12:00-12:50 Daniel Sutherland

 

Winter/ Spring Quarter 2015

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
Phenomenology/Existentialism Marquette University Sebastian Luft Graduate Course
Hegel’s Begriffslogik University of Chicago Robert Pippin Graduate Seminar
Nietzsche Introduction to Nietzsche’s thought. DePaul University William McNeill

Graduate Seminar

Winter Quarter: PHL 525, Tues. 1:00-4:10

Nietzsche Introduction to Nietzsche’s thought. DePaul University William McNeill

Undegraduate Course

Spring Term: T,Th. 2:40-4:10

 

Fall Quarter 2014

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
History of Sovereignty This course is an historical and systematic examination of the concept of modern sovereignty that takes Kant and Fichte’s political theories as historical case studies for questions about the justification and nature of this core concept of political philosophy. DePaul University, Thursdays, 1:00-4:10, Arts & Letters 301, September 11th-November 13th Kevin Thompson Further Information to be found HERE
“History and Tragedy in Hegel and Nietzsche” UIC, Tuesdays from 4 – 6:30 (14th floor, University Hall) Sally Sedgwick
upper-diviison undergrad course on 19th century philosophy. Marquette University Sebastian Luft
Undersyanding Human Rights The normative appeal of human rights in contemporary politics is an astonishing development. In fact, over the past decades most countries in the world have ratified at least some of the core human rights conventions and treaties. However, although human rights have become the lingua franca of international political discourses on global justice, there is still a lot of disagreement on what human rights are as well as on what human rights there are. Moreover, on the wake of globalization it is becoming increasingly difficult to answer the question of who has which human rights obligations towards whom. The traditional answer that only states have human rights obligations towards their own populations is becoming less and less plausible in light of the impact that actions of global economic institutions such as the WTO or powerful private actors such as Transnational Corporations have on the ability of states to protect human rights. With these problems in view, we will examine the main philosophical approaches to human rights currently under discussion (foundationalist, functionalist, pluralist etc.) in order to assess the answers they provide to these difficult normative questions. Northwestern University, Thursday, 3-5:50 Cristina Lafont Readings include classic texts by Hannah Arendt, Jurgen Habermas, Charles Taylor and others.
Hegel’s Encyclopedia Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus Adriaan Peperzak
German Reading Group: Heinrich Heine’s Zur Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland

This one-credit (pass/fail) reading course is designed to introduce students who have the equivalent of four-semesters or more of college German, that is, the equivalent of German 20202 or more, to an interesting work in German and to help them continue to develop their reading skills, knowledge of grammar, and pronunciation. The language of discussion will be English, thus opening the course to a wider range of students, undergraduate as well as graduate.

 

The topic this fall will be Heinrich Heine’s witty and intellectually rich essay Zur Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland (1834). An essay that helped to define what intellectual history is, the work introduces readers to interwoven currents in German history, religion, literature, and politics (the German censor excised fifteen passages from the original work). The essay explores the distinction of Germany by engaging early Germanic folk traditions; the divide between Catholicism and Protestantism inaugurated by Luther and the Reformation; philosophical movements, such as pantheism and idealism; philosophers from Spinoza to Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel; and prominent literary figures, such as Lessing and Goethe.

 

The capacity to capture complex philosophical developments in such a lively and witty way is perhaps unique in the history of letters. Further, the essay offers a window onto Heine’s own worldview and style. Heine is one of Germany’s greatest poets and essayists and arguably its greatest wit, which is one reason why in some English-speaking countries Heine ranks behind only Goethe among Germany’s greatest writers.

University of Notre Dame, O’Shaughnessy Hall 345 Mark W. Roche Wednesdays 5:00-6:00

 

Spring Quarter 2013

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
Hegel’s Philosophy of Right University of Ilinois at Chicago, Mondays, from 1 – 3:30, Room: TBA Sally Sedgwick

 

Fall Quarter 2012

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
Sex, Society, and Other Relations that do not exist A graduate seminar in psychoanalytic political theory, covering much of Freud’s metapsychology along with some Hegel, Marx, and Lacan. UIC, Wednesday afternoons 2-5pm, beginning the 29th of August Anna Kornbluh A course description can be found (scrolling down to English 507 or searching for instructor’s name) here:courses
Hegel’s Political Philosophy The course examines the central issues of Hegel’s political philosophy through a close reading of the Elements of the Philosophy of Right and passages from the Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Outline. DePaul University, Tuesdays, 1:00-4:10, Location:Arts & Letters Hall (2315 N. Kenmore Ave.), Room 107 Kevin Thompson The syllabus can be found here
Kant’s First Critique Graduate Seminar on the Critique of Pure Reason 

Loyola University, 7-9:30 p.m., in Cuneo 212.

Beginning 8/27

Andrew Cutrofello

acutrof@luc.edu

 

Fall Quarter 2011

Topic Course Description Venue Instructor Notes
Heidegger I See more details here DePaul University, Tuesdays 1-4:10, Clifton 140 Prof. William McNeil
Political Science 36710 & Social Thought 31760: “Leo Strauss: Historicism and the Crisis of Modern Reason”. Beginning with the collapse of Weimar liberalism, this course examines the political andphilosophical thought of Leo Strauss as a response to the crisis of Enlightenment rationalism and its successor, radical historicism. University of Chicago Linda M. G. Zerilli and Nathan Tarcov

 

Fall Quarter 2010 / Winter Semester 2010-2011

Topic Course Description Venue
Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit Click Here DePaul University, Thurs, 1-4:10
Self-Consciousness in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason University of Illinois, Chicago, Thursdays 12:30 – 3, seminar room on the 14th floor of University Hall
Heidegger’s Being and Time Northwestern University, W 3-5:50, Library 5746
Gadamer’sTruth and Method Northwestern University, TTH 12:30-1:50, Kresge 2-415
Phil 414: Philosophy of History in the German Tradition course description Northwestern University, Thu 4-6:50, Kresge 2-345
Kant’s Political Philosophy Northwestern University, Tuesdays 7-10, Kresge 2-345
Kant’s Moral Philosophy University of Illinois, Chicago