PART I - The Question of Existence
Week 1 Introduction: What is Existentialism?
Required Reading: Stephen Crowell, 'Existentialism', Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, online entry (2015): https://plato.stanfor d.edu/entries/existentialism/
Week 2 - Camus and the Question of the Absurd
Required Reading: Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus, chapter 1
Week 3 - Heidegger on Anxiety and Mortality
Required Reading: extracts from Martin Heidegger, Being and Time, What is Metaphysics?
Week 4 - Sartre on Consciousness and Freedom
Required Reading: extract from Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism is a Humanism\
Part II: Ethics and Politics as Existential Tasks
Week 5 - The Problem of the Other
Required Reading: Heidegger, “The They” (from Being and Time); Sartre’s “being-for-other” (from Being and Nothingness and No Exit).
Week 6 - De Beauvoir and Feminist Existentialism
Required Reading: Simone de Beauvoir, Ethics of Ambiguity, chapter 1; extracts from The Second Sex
Week 7 - Arendt on Freedom, Action, and Democracy
Required Reading: Hannah Arendt, extracts from The Human Condition
Week 8 - Black existentialism
Required Reading: Jean-Paul Sartre, Black Orpheus; Frantz Fanon, extracts from Black Skin, White Masks; Lewis Gordon, extracts from Existence in Black
Part III - Philosophical Approaches to Race
Week 9 - The Norms of Racist Speech
Week 10 - Race and Incarceration
Week 11 - Racial Profiling
Week 12 - Intersectionality