German 115: 19th-Century German Philosophy

Instructor: John McCumber

This course will explore the difficult and complex, but enormously influential, development of philosophy from the Critical Philosophy of Kant through the Absolute Idealism of Hegel and the post-Hegelians Kierkegaard and Marx, ending with a brief examination of Nietzsche. In addition to clarifying some of the views of these very different philosophers, we will examine the reasonsthey have for those views. 

All readings in English; papers may be written in German or French with permission of instructor.