I must be crazy starting a new MOOC before finishing the two I am already doing. I got dragged in by Kant – fascinating character. So I have started another MOOC really just to find out more about philosophy in a different context. I will have to see if I can keep up with it.
I am going to spend a couple of evenings watching the lectures and then get on with the reading.
I am four weeks behind so my week one will really be four weeks. I don;t know how much time I will have to write notes as I am also one assessment behind and the next one is due in 4 day. So the first 4 weeks:-
Week 1 (Feb 4): Why is philosophy relevant to modernity?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, “Discourse on the Arts and Sciences”
Immanuel Kant, “What is Enlightenment?”
Week 2 (Feb 11): What is Enlightenment?
Week 3 (Feb 18): From Enlightenment to Revolution
Karl Marx, “Estranged Labor” from 1844 Manuscripts
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto”
Begin reading Madame Bovary (Modern Library, trans. Lydia Davis)
WRITING ASSIGNMENT – I missed the deadline for this before joining so that is one thing I don’t have to do.
Week 4 (Feb 25): Modernism and Art for Art’s Sake
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary – I am going to start the reading part here and hope that I can catch up with the rest later.
Compare the role of historical progress in the ideas of two of the following: Kant, Rousseau, Marx, Flaubert.
OK so maybe I have to do some other reading before I get on to Madame Bovary. I think it will have to be Kant who I have already read a lot about and Flaubert as I’ve already read the book hopefully not too long ago that I have forgotten it.
- Philosophy Week five – Testimony (louisecharente.wordpress.com)