Description
GERMAN LITERATURE AND EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY: GOETHE'S FAUST
This course analyzes Goethe's Faust in its entirety with reference to its epistemological, ethical, and aesthetic investments. Students explore how this masterpiece of German literature staged and re-articulated important conceptual issues within the European philosophical tradition with supplementary readings from Plato, Aristotle, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Kant, as well as Whitehead and Deleuze. The goal of the readings is to construct a conceptual apparatus that can serve as framework of interpretive analysis as well as a reconfiguration of the perennial questions of philosophy and literature regarding their own essence.
Details
Grading Basis
Letter Grade
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Course Attributes
Geographic Region
Literature
Phil. Thinking or Ethics
Pmathic Ctext: Ethical/Pol
Pmathic Ctext: Global&Cr. Cult
Pmathic Ctext: Humanistic
Offering
Course
GER 1512
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Germanic Languages & Lit
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Spring