German 140. German Social Thought, Nietzsche to Habermas

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Top of stack of books installation at Bebelplatz, Berlin

Day/Time

This course is not being offered during the current academic year.

Instructor

Gordon

A philosophical and historical survey of major debates in modern German social theory over the span of a century, from Nietzsche's anti-foundationalist critique of morality and truth to Habermas's attempt to rebuild a pragmatic-transcendentalist theory for ethical and discursive reason after the collapse of metaphysics. Readings by Nietzsche, Weber, Heidegger, Adorno, Horkheimer, and Habermas.

This course is cross-listed as Hist 1323.