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This course examines how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change. Are we still in modernity, or have we moved beyond the modern to the postmodern?...
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Sugerido: 3-5 hours/week

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“The Modern and the Postmodern Part I” covers the first half of a full semester course on European history, literature and philosophy. We begin with Immanuel Kant and Jean Jacques Rousseau and conclude with Friedrich Nietzsche and Charles Baudelaire and a very quick look at painting at the time they wrote. Although in the final week themes of postmodernism begin to emerge, a discussion of how modernism becomes postmodernism is at the heart of Part II of this course....
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Syllabus10m
Course Logistics10m
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Philosophy, Modernity, and Intellectual History

Why is philosophy relevant to modernity? Through reading Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant, we examine philosophy as a reflection on modernity and progress....
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2 videos (Total: 24 min), 1 reading
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Philosophy, Modernity, and Intellectual History II9m
Reading1 lectura
Philosophy and Modernity -- Kant10m

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1 hora para completar

What is Enlightenment?

Using Rousseau’s Discourse on the Origins of Inequality, we study how the pursuit of knowledge is related to the politics of inequality....
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4 videos (Total: 61 min), 1 reading
Video4 videos
What is Enlightenment? II15m
What is Enlightenment? III14m
What is Enlightenment? IV16m
Reading1 lectura
What is Enlightenment?--Rousseau10m

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3 horas para completar

From Enlightenment to Revolution

Karl Marx is our focus here as we move from a consideration of ideas to a confrontation with alienation, class struggle and revolution....
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5 videos (Total: 60 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
From Enlightenment to Revolution II12m
From Enlightenment to Revolution III9m
From Enlightenment to Revolution IV12m
From Enlightenment to Revolution V13m
Reading1 lectura
From Enlightenment to Revolution--Marx10m

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Modernism and Art for Art's Sake

We read Flaubert’s Madame Bovary as a reflection on convention, stupidity and art in the wake of the failures of mid-19th century revolution....
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4 videos (Total: 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Modernism and Art for Art's Sake II14m
Modernism and Art for Art's Sake III14m
Modernism and Art for Art's Sake IV17m
Reading1 lectura
Modernism and Art for Art's Sake--Flaubert10m
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por NMJan 8th 2016

One of the best professors i've ever come across! If the teacher is so passionate about the subject material as well as conveying the ideas, the course will be excellent. This is one of those courses.

por ARDec 25th 2017

I Like How Professor Roth remains objective throughout the course without letting his personal opinions hindering his teaching in any way.Enjoyed the course Very much!Highly recommend.

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At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit. ...

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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