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HIST 5280 Senior Colloquium: Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The philosopher Paul Ricoeur famously described Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud as "masters of suspicion," that is as experts at unmasking and demystifying through interpretation. They sought to lift the veil on the hidden workings of capitalism, religion, and the psyche among others, in sustained efforts to understand the modern world. This seminar offers close readings of their major theoretical statements and of the tradition of critical social theory that they spawned.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Thomas Dodman

Prerequisites: Senior History Major Standing.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17