5236002History of Western Philosophy (Special Lectures)

Numbering Code G-LET04 65236 LJ34 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type special lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Thu.2
Instructor name OUKOUCHI TAIZYU (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course In this lecture, we will discuss Part B and C of the Reason Chapter of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirt. In this Part, Hegel presents his conception of modern society, especially regarding individuals' contributions to the construction of social community through their actions. This course presents his interesting view on the theory of action.
Course Goals In this lecture, students will learn:
1. Hegel's conception of the relationship between individuals and society in modern western society.
2. Hegel's interpretations of classical novels like Goethe's Faust and Schiller's The Robbers.
3. Hegel's conception of action
Schedule and Contents 1. Guidance
2. Actualization of rational self-consciousness
3. Lust and Necessity
4. Law of Heart
5. Virtue and the course of world
6. Individuality, which takes itself to be real in and for itself
7. Animal Kingdom
8. Deceit
9. Sache selbst
10 Law giving Reason
11 Law testing Reason
12 Spirit as Realization of Reason
13 Theory of Action and Morality
14 Reason, Spirit, and Community
15 Summary
Evaluation Methods and Policy Students are required to write an essay.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are required to read assignments.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Instructed during class
References, etc. Introuced during class
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