PHIL 387

Recent Continental Philosophy

This course is a survey of some of the leading figures and movements in recent Continental philosophy, with a special emphasis on major French theorists such as Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard, Baudrillard, Deleuze, Irigaray, and Wittig. As preparation, the class reads selections from influential earlier figures such as Plato and Nietzsche. Topics discussed include text, power, postmodernism, technology, death, the body, and gender.

Prerequisites: One previous course in Philosophy.