2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

PHL 337 Existentialism

Aims to understand and appreciate contemporary expressions of existentialism. Examines historical sources of this world view, including Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Husserl. Within this framework, the richly rewarding works of Sartre and others can be developed meaningfully. Given the nontraditional tone of existentialism, looks beyond theoretical writings to the existential fiction of Kafka, de Maupassant, de Beauvoir, Hemingway, and Camus.