Winter 2019 HC 222H: Mythos & Ethos II Imperialism, Classism, & Alienation of the Self

Winter Term, 2018-2019

Professor: Kimberley Parzuchowski

4.00 credits

  • CRN 23349: Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:20 @ GSH 130
  • CRN 27609: Monday & Wednesday, 12:00 – 13:20 @ CHA 202

Through the mediums of philosophy and narrative literature, we will look deeply into the way individual and cultural identities have been predicated on oppression and alienation.  We will inquire whether a narrative, empathic ethos we can aid us in revising and revisioning our shared stories and theories apart from such violence.  Can we rewrite our self-understandings and practical engagements so as to facilitate growth and thriving for individual & communal wellbeing?  In this course, we will work to uncover the nature of narrative as a structure of human experience, and the impact narrative has on our deepest psycho-social urges.  Looking into the recesses of the moral imagination through philosophical reflection will hopefully reveal key insights to the human condition.  Such wisdom may aid us in improving our current narratives such that more people can living well and beautifully.