Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 3342 - [Death of God]

(also FREN 3342 , GERST 3542 , JWST 3342 , RELST 3342 ) (HA-AS)
Fall. 4 credits.

Next offered 2014-2015.

C. Robcis.

This course will focus on European writers, philosophers, and social scientists who have attempted to grapple with “the death of God.” In various ways, these thinkers have tried to re-imagine life without transcendence, ethics without universal, objective, and absolute values, existence without the certainty of man’s centrality to the cosmic order. The class will focus on contextualization and close readings of each text. Authors might include Spinoza, Voltaire, Rousseau, Sade, Marx, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, Freud, Durkheim, Bataille, Heidegger, Camus, Sartre, Althusser, and Foucault.

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