The Idea of Reason

History 280B

Fall 2013
Instructor: 
Location: 
3205 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
F 10-12P
CCN: 
39756
Units: 
4

This course will follow the fortunes of the idea of “reason” in the work of Kant, Hegel and Marx. We will also examine several 20th-century assessments of their legacy, including work by Frankfurt School theorists.

Course Books

The Marx-Engels Reader by Tucker, Robert Norton. ISBN: 978-0393090406 Required
Hegel by Weiss, Frederick Harper. ISBN: 978-0-06-131831-3 Required
Basic Writings of Kant by Wood, Allen Random House. ISBN: 0-375-75733-3 Required
Karl Marx by Megill, Allen Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN: 0-7425-1166-9 Required
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason by Adorno, Theodor Stanford. ISBN: 0-8047-4426-2 Required
Reason and Revolution by Marcuse, Herbert Taylor and Francis. ISBN: 978-0415214506 Required
The Fate of Reason by Beiser, Frederick Harvard. ISBN: 0-674-29503 Required
What is Enlightenment? by Schmidt, James UC. ISBN: 0-52--20226-0 Required