2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Oct 23, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PL 315 - Ethics after Auschwitz

(3.00 cr.)

When philosopher Theodor Adorno wrote that "to write a poem after Auschwitz is barbaric," it was a profound recognition that the Holocaust changed everything. This course explores ways in which philosophy might be implicated in the Holocaust and other genocides. It then turns to the failures of traditional philosophical ethics that we are forced to confront in the wake of the Holocaust. Finally, the course raises questions about the possibility of hope after Auschwitz.

Prerequisite: PL 201  and one additional PL 200-level course.
Sessions Typically Offered: Spring
Interdisciplinary Studies: IPJ



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