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Philosophy

PHIL 335 History, Sexuality, and Power (1)

An examination of the foundations of Marxism, psychoanalysis, feminism, and gay and lesbian theory through a close reading of selected texts of Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Simone de Beauvoir, and Michel Foucault. Special emphasis on the claim that we systematically and inevitably mispreceive various aspects of our psychic and social reality; on the way such misperceptions reflect and contribute to various aspects of social inequality; and on the tensions and complementarities between the discourses named above.

Prerequisite: One Philosophy course or consent of instructor. Closed to first-year students.

  • Offering: Alternate Springs
  • Instructor: Markowitz