By The Great Courses, Professor Stephen A. Erickson, The Great Courses
We've all requested ourselves no matter if there's any which means in human existence. yet for philosophers, this can be simply the 1st query of many: Is this kind of query even answerable via philosophy? And if that is so, can the perform of philosophy itself pursue a good solution? Can philosophy end up existence has any that means?
These 24 available lectures provide a considerate and stimulating dialogue of the way a few of the maximum minds long ago 3 centuries have contemplated why we're the following and what trip we would be on. it is also an opportunity so you might take your individual trip, as Professor Erickson courses you alongside the highbrow highway traveled through a number of robust thinkers.
You'll contemplate the post-Enlightenment principles of Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, and different ecu philosophers. Then you are going to hint the road of idea via such intellectuals as Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Foucault, and Habermas.
Most importantly, in spite of the fact that, Professor Erickson has designed a direction that calls for no previous heritage in philosophy and avoids the often-intimidating language within which critical philosophy will be expressed. And he has performed so with no diminishing the extreme highbrow intensity that every of the philosophers integrated right here convey to the debate.
The avenues opened by way of those thinkers don't, in fact, clarify the that means of lifestyles - or perhaps if one of these that means exists. yet they do take us extra alongside a desirable and invaluable trip that may very likely by no means end.