5236001 History of Western Philosophy

Numbering Code U-LET04 35236 LJ34 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second 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 A of the "Spirit" Chapter of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. In this part, Hegel presents his conception of ancient Greek society, especially how individuals contributed to the construction of a social community through their actions. It reveals his interesting views on ancient society.
Course Goals In this lecture students are supposed to learn:
1. Hegel's conception of the relationship between individuals and society in the ancient western society.
2. Hegel's interpretations of some classical tragedies, especially Sophocles' Antigone
Schedule and Contents 1. Guidance
2. From Reason to Spirit
3. Spirit and Ethical Substance
4. Powers and Individuals
5. Laws of Gods and Humans
6 Men and Women
7 Action without Subjectivity
8 Aesthetic Theory and Action
9 Wisdom of Actions
10 Sin and Destiny
11 Destruction of Substance
12 Status of Rights
13 Individualism
14 Empire and Individuals
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. Introduced during class