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PHIL 321 001 (CRN: 25611)

19TH CENT. WOMEN PHILOSOPHERS

Long Title: WOMEN PHILOSOPHERS IN THE 19TH CENTURY
Department: Philosophy
Instructor: Heisenberg, Thimo
Meeting: 4:00PM - 5:15PM TR (8-JAN-2024 - 19-APR-2024) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 30
Section Enrolled: 6
Enrollment data as of: 18-APR-2024 4:18PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
27-APR-2024  
7:00PM - 10:00PM S
 
Description: The history of 19th century European philosophy is often told exclusively as a history of male voices – as a story ‘From Kant to Hegel’, ‘From Hegel to Marx’ and so on. By contrast, the voices of women philosophers (such as Karoline von Günderrode, Bettina von Arnim or Clara Zetkin) are rarely remembered, and even less frequently taught. This course aims to change that. Reading a wide array of texts written by women intellectuals of the time, we will aim to understand their philosophical contributions to German Idealism (e.g. Günderrode and Arnim), Feminism (e.g. Zetkin and Hedwig Dohm) and classical Socialism (e.g. Rosa Luxemburg). We will also examine their relationship to, and, more importantly, their critique of the work of some of their male counterparts (such as Fichte, Schelling, Marx and Nietzsche). Finally, we will consider why these women's voices have been so frequently neglected – and why it is, from a contemporary philosophical standpoint, worthwhile to discover them again.