Nov 15, 2019  
2008-2009 University Catalogue 
    
2008-2009 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LAPR 914 - Modern Russian Thought: Philosophy, Literature, Mysticism


Cultivates an understanding of modern Russian thought in its various manifestations and an acquaintance with and a critical appreciation of the thinkers discussed. A special attention is paid to comparative and interdisciplinary issues, focusing on “Russia and the West”, and how Russian intellectuals reacted to the challenge of Western thought and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. Students read and discuss the works of many prominent Russian philosophers, including Nikolai Berdiaev and Lev Shestov, a Russian émigré mystic and founder of theosophy, Elena Blavatsky, as well as world renowned Russian writers, Lev Tolstoi, Fiodor Dostoevskii.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: LACR 102

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs