European Intellectual History from Enlightenment to 1870

History 164B

Spring 2013
Instructor: 
Location: 
210 WHEELER
Day & Time: 
TuTh 1230-2P
CCN: 
39654
Units: 
4

Reading primary texts, we will examine the major figures and themes in the intellectual development of Europe from Rousseau to Wagner. Included in the topics of the course will be German Idealism, Romanticism, Utopian Socialism, Marxism, Realism, Feminism and Nationalism. We will read works by Kant, Hegel, Goethe, Marx, Flaubert, Wollstonecraft, Kierkegard and others. We will also listen to Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. The intellectual and artistic currents of the period will be set against the background of European history as a whole.