Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HONR 2030 - Crises in Contemporary Thought

4 credit hours
If the 18th and 19th Centuries produced some optimism about humanity and its prospects, the 20th and 21st centuries, with theirunprecedented wars, ecological devastation, and global anxieties, led to grave doubts about the Westerncultural heritage. Reading some of this period’s most trenchant thinkers, we will examine some of its most vexing questions. For example: What remains ofreligionandthe belief and trust in God? Is thehumanistic heritage all it is cracked up to be? Does capitalism enhance the quality of life on earth or does it produce misery and ecological devastation? Do we any longer believe in progress and the goodness of life? Do the contemporary global crises provide any new openings for other ways of thinking and living?



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