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Freedom and Domination - PHIX254

Since the so-called 'Enlightenment' period in 18th century Europe, philosophers have sought to define the modern experience of freedom. Problems of social fragmentation have forced philosophers to consider the limits of our conceptions of freedom in modernity and to diagnose the phenomenon of alienation. What does modern freedom mean? What are the socio-political dimensions of modern freedom? What does alienation mean? What are its symptoms? Does modern society increase alienation rather than freedom? Does modern society suffer from nihilism? This unit explores these and related questions by examining the works of four key modern thinkers: Kant, Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche.

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When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Jennifer Duke-Yonge
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts

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