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PHIL 7790 Phenomenology of Feeling (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

All philosophers have recognized that feelings of various sorts enter into human thinking and action is complex ways. There is a general and popular impression that feelings are disturbances that conflict with objective knowing and authentic ethical living, and therefore need to be need to be “controlled” or repressed. However most philosophers have a more complex view of their role, especially regarding the phenomenon of the consciousness of values. This course will focus on the works of phenomenologists who investigated the consciousness of feelings, most notably Max Scheler, Edith Stein, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dietrich von Hildebrand, Bernard Lonergan, and Stephen Strasser.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Patrick H. Byrne

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 05-Mar-14