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PHL300BB(哲学 / Philosophy 300)
Special Lecture on Philosophy (6)-1


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Faculty/Graduate school Faculty of Letters
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Year 2022
Class code A2222
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Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 木2/Thu.2
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Campus 市ヶ谷
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Grade 2~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
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Global Open Program
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Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes)
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Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Category 哲学科
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Outline (in English)

The aim of this course is to help students acquire an understanding of the Hannah Arendt's political thought against "totalitarianism". It deals with six themes as follow: 1. the Jewish discrimination and Nazism that Arendt experienced in her youth, 2. the "mass society" as the precondition for "totalitarianism", 3. the political ideal of the public sphere as "vita activa" of ancient Greece, 4. the potential abilities of the democratic "action" as "forgiveness" and "promise", 5. Arendt's criticism for the non-political tradition in the European philosophy and discovery of Kant's theory of reflective judgement as a model of deliberative discussion, 6. the significance of the human being existence in a genuine democratic society. By the end of the course, students should be able to give careful consideration to the matters of our liberal-democratic society which is confused by globalization and populism. Before each class meeting, students will be expected to spend two hours to understand the course content. Your overall grade in the class will be decided based on the following: term-end report: 70%, and in class contribution: 30%.

Default language used in class

日本語 / Japanese