Non-Dualism in Context
with Nathan Bjorge
Non-dualism is a concept usually encountered within Eastern philosophical traditions. However, it is also a theme in Western philosophy. In this series of presentations we will attempt to trace common and divergent threads of this idea as it works its way through various contexts. Our approach will involve close analytical readings of specific representative texts from a critical perspective.
5 - Freedom and Spirit: Summary of F.W.J. Schelling's System of Transcendental Idealism of 1800 and Philosophical Inquiries into the nature of Human Freedom. German Idealism II.
The series has stopped. These are lectures that would have been presented had it continued:
7 - Marxism as Non-Dualism: Marx's philosophy as a response to Hegelianism. Marxist dialectical theory and practice.
8 - The Unscientific Anxiety: Kierkegaard philosophical theology and its relationship to Hegelianism.
11 - Like a Hammer to Idols: The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.
March 3 - Heidegger's Gathering: Heidegger's response to Existentialism in the Letter on Humanism [PDF]. Late Heidegger.April 7 - History and Totality: Sartre's Marxism in Search for a Method. Camus' The Rebel and Sartre's letter of reply in Situations. The idea of commitment and the problem of violence.
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