What Makes us Human? An Existential Journey amidst Crisis
"What's true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves," wrote Albert Camus in The Plague. Now is our time to realize our humanity: find out what sets us apart, and brings us together, as humans, and live up to it. This course is an existential odyssey into the human condition and politics. Are we truly different from animals and machines? What does it mean to ""be yourself?"" What's the difference between freedom and liberty? Should we pursue happiness? Why do we yield to fear and anxiety? Is the search for meaning meaningless? Do we live in a post-truth era?
Students enroll in GOVT 3686.