Start in week of 7 February 2022
The fee per course is € 285 including exam and resit. The yearly registration fee is € 40.
By 1750s the French Enlightenment in particular takes off its gloves. Diderot and D’Holbach start propagating a ‘Spinozist’ materialism, which raises the issue of the origins of the Radical Enlightenment. Simultaneously Rousseau singlehandedly revolutionizes French political thought. Meanwhile, the German Enlightenment (Thomasius, Wolff, Lessing) gets under way and the eighteenth-century culture of sensibility spreads throughout Europe. Following the French Revolution, Burke and De Maistre launch their Counter-Enlightenment, the echoes of which can still be traced in twentieth-century critical accounts of the Enlightenment such as Adorno and Horkheimer’s Dialectics of Enlightenment..
No prior knowledge is necessary.
English; lectures will be recorded
Bachelor 1, block 3A: 7 February until 11 March 2022
Courseguide & literature
Please consult the course guide for the timetable and literature. Can be found here from November 2021.