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Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
View on God
Existence precedes essence
Fromm's view on overcoming
Modes of transitory union
MMW 15 Midterm1 Study Guide - 1
1. protection of fundamental rights of citizens; 2. self-determination; 3.
believes in representative government based on notion of social contract; 4.
4. The Gallup Poll (1935)
a. becomes the symboly of moder politics bc reveals what mass can do
B. Capitalism and Industirialization
1. cash nexus
a. everything only has as much value as its market value
i. how ever much you can get for it its worth
Social Contract Theory
Hobbes vs. Locke vs. Rousseau
(Page references are to texts reproduced in the reader.)
Natural state of equality/freedom
Hobbes: Nature hath made men so equall, in the faculties of body, and mind . . . (86)
Outline Lecture Five: Social Conformity and Alienation
1. How does the herd mentality manifest itself in modern capitalism?
2. How does it paradoxically accentuate our sense of social alienation?
I) Roots of Social Alienation in Capitalism
Outline Lecture Six: Revolts in Modern Art
Transition from last lecture:
1) In post-war Europe, a sense that liberal idealism had failedcontributing to the modern
attitude of passive conformity, alienation, and impotence
2) What could take liberalisms pla
Outline Lecture Seven: Anti-Imperialism and Nationalism: Revolutions in China
Overview of Key Focus This Week:
-To what extent were anti-imperialist/nationalist movements inspired by Western influences?
-But also to what extent do they represent nativist
Outline Lecture Eight: Indias Anti-Colonial Struggle
I) Indias Path Towards Decolonization
a) Amritsar, India in 1919
i) Peaceful civilian demonstrations against the Rowlatt Bills
ii) General Reginald Dyers response to this peaceful demonstration
(1) It w
Outline Lecture NineDecolonization or Neo-colonialism?
1) How can a Third world nation best achieve self-empowerment?
2) What are the similarities and differences between imperialism and neo-colonialism
I) The Decolonization Process
Outline Lecture Twenty-TwoFeminism in the Modern Era
I) Postwar Developments in Feminism
a) Simone de Beauvoirs 1949 The Second Sex
i) Manifesto calling for complete economic and social equality of women
ii) Who was Simone de Beauvoir?
iii) The freedom of
Outline Lecture Twenty-OneStructural Iniquities in Race
I) Americas Educational Apartheid
a) Savage InequalitiesJonathan Kozols Study of Inner City Public Schools
i) Trends in school desegregation since 1954
ii) Demographics of inner city public schools f
Outline Lecture Twenty-fourThe Revolt of Belief
I) The Backlash of Fundamentalism
a) The Definition of Fundamentalism
i) As reaction to the values and interests of liberalism
ii) Insistence on absolute doctrine
iii) Leaders who preach solidarity through e
Outline Lecture Twenty-FiveNew Models in Global Economy
I) An Equitable Third Way?
a) Beyond a Capitalist/Communist Binarism
i) Key global economic challenge in the post-Cold War era
ii) The Scandinavian model countries
iii) Gini Coefficient
(1) 0 means p
Outline Lecture EighteenThe Existentialist Solution
1) Is existentialism the answer to the problems of conformity in mass society?
2) What are the aspirations and potential pitfalls of existentialism?
I) Age of Spiritual Forlornness in the
MMW 15: The 20th Century and Beyond
Individualism and Conformity in the Modern World
SPRING QUARTER 2015
Prof. Edmond Chang
MMW Office, #211
email@example.com or 534-4935
Office Hours: Fridays 2-4 pm
Course website: Ted.ucsd.edu (Click on MMW 15 Chang Trac
Unresolved Question of Liberalism
A. The Legacy of Liberalism
i. Derived from the Enlightenment Movement, as well as from the rise of
capitalism and the nation-state
a) Aspiration to be individual modern individualism
b) Encouragement of aspi
Outline Lecture One: Introduction to Themes of the Course
I) MMW15 as Culmination of a Thematic Sequence
a) How this course relates to the rest of the MMW sequence
i) Some end of the sequence existential questions
b) The existential struggle between self
Outline Lecture Four: The Human Instinct for War
1) Are humans naturally inclined towards aggression and violence?
2) If so, can war ever be avoided? And if it can, how?
I) The Crisis of Meaning in the West
a) Western Liberalisms crisis in c
MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD 14
Winter Quarter 2015
Prof. Steven Cassedy
Office: Center for Teaching Development, 4th floor, Center Hall
Office Hours: MWF 1:00-1:50 and by appointment
Teaching Assistants: Sonia Crasnow (sonia.crasn
HEGEL, MARX, AND ENGELS:
A NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT HISTORY
In the Enlightenment, Rousseaus conception of history was backward-looking (history
was a fall from the simplicity of the precivilized state).
In the nineteenth century, G. W. F.
Summer Session II, 2013
Answer two of the following questions in a concise essay. Please take
some time to think about your answer before you begin writing. Please
number your answers.
1. THE ENLIGHTENMENT. Thomas
Thursday, April 16, 2015
- Panic insued when people realized that stocks were overpriced -> Stock crash
people started thinking a crash was going to happen -> it was a herd mentality
people draw their money at the same time
- value of stoc
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
- Why WWII is important?
Global war; Europe heavily involved
most destructive war in history
holocaust-> Germans defeat brings an end to it
rise of nuclear age
watershed for womens rights; women entered the workfo
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Cold War (1945-1990)
- The Cold War pits the Soviet bloc, the US-led West, and China in contest for global
inuence and power
- the new world order is dened by the emergence of the so-called First World, Second
World, and Third Wor
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
- Political blocs that argued that colonies should be independent nations, just like
Europeans or Latin American nations
- most of the world gains independence by 1980; almost 180 nations
- 3 case s
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
- B/w end of WWII and the present, the world population tripled from 2.3 billion to 7
billion and it all happened within few years
- fertility rates increased in 1950s -> Asia the biggest ones (947 million in 1900 - 3.9
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
- Berlin Wall falls in 1989
- momentous event because it was symbolic of the end of the communist world
- Why does the Soviet Union fail?
Bankruptcy in part as a result of over dependence on oil
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
- Globalization: a term that comes into wide use in the 1990s to refer to accelerating
global integration. It can refer tot he grown volume of word trade as well as great
social and cultural exchange.
DEFINE INTERCONNECTIVITY; what divided means
bombing the Savages: The air force could simply patrol the land the way the navy patrols the
sea. Bombers could mete out a sharp, severe, and terrible punishment, which would
nevertheless be more humane than
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
- 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon
- Innocent children [are] being killed every day in Iraq without any guilt, and we never
hear anybody. We never hear any fatwah from the clergymen
Outline Lecture One: World War I and its Aftermath August 1st, lecture one
I) MMW15 as Culmination of a Thematic Sequence
a) Grand finale to the overall logic of the MMW sequence
i) Justify why you will spend five quarters studying humanitys collective pa
Outline Lecture FourDisorders of a Decade: 1929-1939
1) How did capitalist democracies try to survive in the wake of crises like W.W. I and the
2) How did they respond to the appeal of opposing ideologies economically, soc
Outline Lecture NineChallenges for the 21st Century
Reminders for Final: -Friday Sep 2nd from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
-Bring an unmarked blue-book
I) An Equitable Third Way?
Hybrid model include comprehensive government
a) Beyond a Capitalist/Communist Bi
Outline Lecture EightThe Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s
1) What are the dangers of conforming to the status quo when that status quo is based on
injustice and inequality?
2) What social iniquities remain unresolved since the 1960s?
Summer Session II 2016
Midterm Review Guide
(This is meant to be a review guide, not the exam itself. Ultimately, you are accountable for all the
key materials in the readings and lectures for weeks 1-3.)
Midterm accounts for 30% of you