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PHIL 190 Contemporary Philosophy

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Course Description

A survey of major philosophic movements from the late 1800s until the present day. These movements include phenomenology, Marxism, pragmatism, logical positivism, existentialism, feminism, and race theory. The course explores the social, political, ethical, and religious impact the movements have had on contemporary society. Specific topics include the relationship between mind and consciousness, authenticity, socially situated knowledge, and the relationship between continental and analytic philosophy.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B)