PHIL 117 Existentialism
A study of the problems of the existing individual, or inner-most self, especially the problem of choice in the context of radical freedom and finitude. Particular attention will be paid to the philosophical writings of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, and de Beauvoir. Some themes will be examined through the literary works of these and other philosophers, such as Camus, and Dostoevsky. (3 units.)
Pre-requisite: Passing score on the Writing Proficiency Exam, OR successful completion of ENGL 109M/W, OR simulatenous enrolment in ENGL109X. Absolutely no exceptions.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. -- Camus
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. -- Kierkegaard
We are always in our own company. -- Nietzsche
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. -- Sartre