Listed in: English, as ENGL-95
Barry O'Connell (Section 02)
These three men are arguably the greatest American philosophers and psychologists yet they are rarely taught. Remarkably enough they may be least taught in departments of philosophy or psychology. In years they stretch from the eighteenth century to the twentieth. In accomplishment and influence each dominated his time, and it would be difficult to limit them to any one academic field. Their writings can be read as literature, as religion, as theology, philosophy, psychology, education–the list could cover most of the humanities and much of the social sciences–and each kept current with the most advanced natural scientific thought in his period. This seminar will engage in close readings of their most important writings. Two class meetings per week.
Open to all juniors and seniors as well as English majors. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor O’Connell.
If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to seniors and then juniors, whether majors or non-majors.