Secularization and Modernity: Cross-Disciplinary Readings 1750-1914
An exploration of the concept of secularization as the key-concept driving European modernity, with focus on the period from the Enlightenment to the early 20th century; readings to be selected from literary, sociological, philosophical, political, and theological writings; authors may include some of the following: Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Blake, Goethe, Coleridge, Kierkegaard, J. H. Newman, Flaubert, G. Eliot, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, M. Weber, Durkheim. Original research projects to explore with primary and secondary materials. One course.
Course originates in English.