HIST 127 SC - Rousseau, Tocqueville, Foucault
This course undertakes a detailed examination of the major works of three prominent modern French thinkers—Rousseau, Tocqueville, Foucault—as the starting point for a historical understanding of the origins and aims of critical thinking. The course will pay special attention to the particular historical contexts that shaped the ideas of each writer, and the ways in which their writings addressed specific social and political challenges. Through a careful consideration of the important engagement between thinking and the world, the course offers the possibility of a richer and more satisfying understanding of the initiative we now call "theory."
Course Credit: 1.0
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