PH-208 : Philosophy and the Holocaust

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
Explores aspects of the history of the European Holocaust during World War II. Will examine ideas of Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Darwin, Frankl, St. Augustine, Leibniz and Robert J. Lifton. Theological questions will also be discussed. The course will include reading and a generous portion of film in an attempt to understand and think through this horrible and tragic event. There will be no exams in the course, but rather the writing of papers on various topics that shall be studied. 3 credits FULFILLS PHILOSOPHY LAI REQUIREMENT.