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. Meets the Critical Learning: SHB requirement. (Not offered 2023-24).

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

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: SHB

1 unit


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2023 Block 6 Critical Theory Dennis McEnnerney Armstrong Hall 130 18 / 12 06/02/2023
Report an issue - Last updated: 06/02/2023