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PHIL431 THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT

Course Code: 2410431
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Philosophy
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. EREF HALL TURAN
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Whilst not uncontroversial,Enlghtenment thinking has proved a major influence on all subsequent Western thought,whether it saw itself as a continuation of or a reaction to it. The Enlightenment spanned many different countries and thinkers, from the works of Hume to the philosophes, Wollstonecraft and Kant.The twentieth century has seen renewed engagement with Enlightenment ideals, for instance in the work of Adorno but also in that of Foucault and many feminist thinkers. In this course, both eighteenth and twentieth-century perspectives on the Enlightenment will be examined.