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    Vassar College
  Feb 22, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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PHIL 350 - Seminar in Modernism, Postmodernism, and Hermeneutics

1 unit(s)
The Modernism/Postmodernism/Hermeneutic divide stretches across many different disciplines, including philosophy, literary theory, history, religious studies, political science, anthropology and others. Roughly, these approaches argue over whether rationality, truth, and ethics are culturally and historically universal (Modernism), incommensurable (Postmodernism) or dialogical (Hermeneutics). This course explores these approaches with an emphasis on how they apply in the context of one culture trying to understand another. Requirements include regular class participation that shows familiarity with the readings and many brief essays. 

Prerequisite(s): at least one course in Philosophy, Chinese-Japanese, or Religious Studies at the 200-level, or permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.

One 2-hour period.

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