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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Philosophy

PHIL 335 History, Sexuality, and Power (1)

An examination of the foundations of Marxism, psychoanalysis, feminism, and the construction of sexuality theory through a close reading of texts by Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Simone de Beauvoir, and Michel Foucault. Special emphasis on the possibility that one systematically and inevitably misperceives various aspects of our psychic and social reality; on the ways such misperceptions may reflect and contribute to various aspects of social inequality; and on the tensions and complementarities between the views we will examine.

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

  • Offering: Alternate Springs
  • Instructor: Markowitz