Philosophy and Politics of Identity

Considers the meanings, problems, and possibilities of contemporary identity politics. Explores different approaches toward identity and politics, including liberal, existential, and traditionalist understandings. Traces the emergence of a new kind of identity politics out of racial, feminist, and queer movements of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Assesses contemporary discussions of identity and politics, in relation to both the history of Western thought and contemporary multicultural societies. Authors discussed may include Locke, Sartre, MacIntyre, Fanon, Young, Taylor, Butler, Azoulay, and Alcoff. (Not offered 2022-23).

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: HP, Critical Learning: SHB, Critical Perspectives: S

1 unit


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 3 Philosophy and Politics of Identity Dennis McEnnerney Armstrong Hall 259A 25 / 3 05/17/2022
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