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PHIL 4442 German Romanticism and Idealism (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Kant's transcendental idealism has been charged with divorcing the subject of understanding from the subject of moral experience. We shall examine the basis of this claim as well as the attempts by Romantic writers and German Idealists to provide a fresh account of the integrity of human experience. We begin examining Kant's attempt, in The Critique of Judgment, to bridge the moral and natural realms through aesthetics. We then trace the progressive emancipation of the imagination in the later development of German Idealism and Romanticism.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Vanessa P. Rumble

Prerequisites: Philosophy Core and preferably some exposure to Kant's thought.

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13