Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

PHIL 4605 Existentialism

Prerequisite: PHIL 2010. Sartre urged us to take responsibility for our lives and much of existentialist literature has explored how to go about doing that. This course will examine major works from thinkers who have been labeled as existentialists such as Camus, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir. It may also include works of literature that have been labeled existentialist and ask how they relate to the theories.