PHIL-302 Philosophy in the Wake of the Holocaust

This course examines the validity of certain traditional philosophical assumptions in the aftermath of the Nazi genocide. In this effort the class will read texts by scholars in a variety of fields who throw doubt on the moral value of rational thought, the teleological worldview, the Western conception of "human nature," and the legacy of the Enlightenment through an analysis of the Holocaust and other genocides in the 20th and 21st centuries. Same as JWST-302. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 4 SH. CC: Ethics Intensive, Interdisciplinary.