English CRI 200C - Fall, 2020

Class Information

Instructor: Shershow, Scott
Time: W 12:10-3:00
Location: 248 Voorhies


    CRI 200c
    Scott Shershow

    In this seminar we will read closely a relatively small number of texts from six foundational philosophers: Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, and Derrida.

    Tentative reading List:

    Plato, from Republic
    Aristotle, Poetics
    Kant, selections from The Critique of Judgment
    Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
    Marx, selections from The German Ideology and other early writings
    Marx, selections from Capital and other later writings
    Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy
    Nietzsche, from The Gay Science
    Derrida, "Differance" and "Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences"
    Derrida, On Hospitality


    Evaluation will be based on seminar participation, weekly ungraded response papers, and a concluding term paper, in which students can, if they wish, bring their own research interests to bear on the course readings.


    All texts available in electronic form