[FE 2117]  Anthropology II

Semestre II
Venerdì 10:30 - 12:15

Informazioni sul corso

Prof: HOLTZ, Dominic
Email: [email protected]
Lingua: Inglese
Programma: Baccellierato
Semestre II
Venerdì 10:30 - 12:15


This course continues the philosophical exploration of what it means to be human begun in Anthropology I. During the second semester, we will touch upon this question from the perspective of modern anthropologies, taking into account how these are meant as criticisms of or dialogues with the classic foundations explored in the first semester. We will consider such issues as just what is the ego or “self” (Descartes, Skinner), the “state of nature” (Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Darwin), and freedom and autonomy (Kant, Marx, Sartre), as well as attempts to join classical thought to modern insights (Maritain).


CHARLES DARWIN, The Descent of Man (selections); RENÉ DESCARTES, Meditations on First Philosophy; THOMAS HOBBES, Leviathan (selections); THOMAS LANGAN, Human Being: A Philosophical Anthropology, University of Missouri Press, 2009; JOHN LOCKE, Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent, and end of Civil Government; JOSÉ ANGEL LOMBO, et al., Philosophical Anthropology: An Introduction, Midwest Theological Forum, 2014; KARL MARX, "Estranged Labor" (selections); JACQUES MARITAIN, The Person and the Common Good; JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU, Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men; BURRHUS FREDERIC SKINNER, Beyond Freedom and Dignity (selections)