Critical Theory

Investigates the radical interdisciplinary social philosophy that German scholars hostile to fascism developed by combining Marxist philosophy with Freudian psychoanalysis, in an effort to understand the promise and dangers of mass societies. The course addresses both the origins of critical theory and the more contemporary modernist and postmodernist variants. Authors discussed may include Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, Althusser, Habermas, Foucault, and more recent thinkers.

Prerequisite: One unit in Philosophy, or Consent of Instructor.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: SHB

1 unit — McEnnerney

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2023 Block 6 Critical Theory Dennis McEnnerney TBA 18 / 18 05/17/2022
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