Nov 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

PL 3700 - Postmodernism

A study of the major themes and conceptualizations to emerge in postmodernist movements of later 20th century thought. The course examines the central movements of postmodernism: structuralism, hermeneutics, critical theory, and deconstructionism, focusing on themes such as the critique of rationality and identity, the nature of signs, issues of textual criticism, the critique of culture, postmodernist accounts of intentionality, and the nature of knowledge, language, and meaning. These issues are examined through a consideration of such thinkers as Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Barth, Foucault, Rorty, and Derrida.

Prerequisite: PL 1100  or PL 1150 .