Course level: Undergraduate

Fall 2023
Johns Hopkins University

Course Description:

This course examines Kant’s theory of consciousness, traces its major themes in selected post-Kantian thinkers such as Johann Gottlieb Fichte, William James, Edmund Husserl, and Edith Stein, and discusses contemporary challenges to Kant’s theory. Important topics include the unity of consciousness, the perspectival nature of consciousness, subjectivity, reflexivity and self-consciousness, temporality and phenomenal qualities, intentionality, objectivity and intersubjectivity. Emphasis will be on close reading of the original texts, historically informed interpretation, and systematic argumentation.

The Nature of Consciousness in Kant and Beyond – Syllabus 31Aug2023 – ONLINE (284.36 KB)