Humanities 1010: The Ebb and Flow of Reason in the Modern Period (Fall 2012)


Quiz Questions

Quiz FAQ

First Essay Assignment

Midterm Study Guide

Second Essay Assignment

Final Exam Study Guide

These are the books we’ll be reading in this class:

Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

John Locke: Second Treatise of Government

J.J. Rousseau: Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

Johann Wolgang von Goethe: Faust, Part 1

Mary Shelley: Frankenstein

Thomas Pynchon: The Crying of Lot 49

Links to pdfs of additional readings:

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Rousseau: The Social Contract

U.S. Declaration of Independence

Kant: “What is Enlightenment?”

Kant: “Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose”

Lessing: “The Education of the Human Race”

Hume: Treatise Concerning Human Nature [excerpt]

Kant: Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals [excerpt]

Hegel: Philosophy of History (Introduction) [excerpt]

Marx: The German Ideology [excerpt]

Marx: The Communist Manifesto [excerpt]

Nietzsche: On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life

Sartre: “Existentialism is a Humanism”