Center for Critical Thought (CCT) and the INSTITUTE for the RADICAL IMAGINATION (IRI)
Marx, Hegel, Nietzsche
(6:30 – 8:30pm): a ten week course starting October 15th, 2019 — $15 per session or $150 for all ten sessions.
Given the multiple Left, Liberal and Neo-conservative interpretations of German idealism in terms of the end(s) of history and or its new beginning, we will interpret the world historical spirit (1) in the light of the enlightenment (2) through a close reading of Hegel’s Phenomenology engage the contemporary world and its multiple variations. By thinking through the aftermath of the closure of Western philosophical thought and its meaning for the neo-liberal epoch, we will encounter some of the poetic responses to this closure and the attempts made philosophically to reorient thought. Authors read will include Kant, Hegel, Mallarme, and Rimbaud among others.
James Baldwin High School
351 West 18th St
New York, NY 10011
Kant, Immanuel. “What is Enlightenment?” (pg. 54–60)
*Please read Kant’s short piece on defining the Enlightenment for the first class
**There will some handouts given in class as well including Marx’s critique of Hegel’s dialectic