University of Notre Dame

Philosophy University Seminar Watson

Course Number: PHIL 13185-4
Instructor: Stephen Watson

This seminar will focus on an historical introduction to problems concerning the self and human subjectivity. We will conclude with readings in the background of the existentialist tradition. Likely texts include selections from Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Hume, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Sartre. Like all university seminars, this one will be writing intensive with approximately twenty-pages of required writing (and in some cases revising) over the course of the semester. In addition, each student will be expected to make a seminar presentation.