Next fall we are offering two seminars.
The first, PHIL 4900-001, will be on the Enlightenment (you know, ideals of liberty, reason, free speech, etc) We will be asking three questions: What is it? What cases can be made for it and against it? Is it a live option for today? We’ll be reading historical figures like Voltaire and Kant, but also more contemporary defenders and critics.
The second, PHIL 4900-002, will be on the history and philosophy of ancient religions (cross-listed as HIST/RELS 3480). This will be an examination of how the ancients put together nature and divinity into worldviews that informed their lives. Most of the focus will be pre-Christian, though at the end of the class we may get to early Christianity.
These should be great classes! If you have any trouble signing up, because of pre-reqs or whatever, please contact me or Cassidy Hansen.