syllabus - SYLLABUS PHIL 211 Existentialism Spring 2008...

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SYLLABUS PHIL 211 Existentialism – Spring 2008 CRN: 34164 -- Credits: 04 14:00-14:50 MWF (150 COL) and discussion section. Professor: Peter Warnek PLC 332 warnek@uoregon.edu Office hours: M 9-12 and by appointment. What is Existential Philosophy? “Philosophy demands: seek constant communication, risk it without reserve, renounce the defiant self-assertion which forces itself upon you in ever new disguises, live in the hope that in your very renunciation you will in some incalculable way be given back to yourself.” -- Karl Jaspers “We are interrogating our experience precisely in order to know how it opens us to what is not ourselves. This does not even exclude the possibility that we find in our experience a movement toward what could not in any event be present to us in the original and whose irremediable absence would thus count among our originating experiences.” -- Maurice Merleau-Ponty “It is completely correct and in the best order to say: ‘one can get nothing done with philosophy.’ Only it is misplaced to maintain that the judgment concerning philosophy has thereby been settled. For a small addendum follows in the form of an opposing question: if indeed
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