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2022-2023 Catalog [Archived] 
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PHIL 115 - Existentialism

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1  or eligibility for ENGL 1A  or qualification by appropriate assessment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course will examine the philosophical thought of the two strands of existentialist writers: the religious existentialists such as Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, and Heidegger, and the atheistic existentialists such as Nietzsche, Camus, and Sartre. Issues that will be examined include authenticity, free will, responsibility for one’s character and actions, the essence, possibilities and limits of human beings, and the meaning of life.

(formerly Philosophy 12)

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