Welcome to History of Contemporary Ideas.

 

 

COURSE INFORMATION

CONVENOR: Leata Ioelu

This course is designed for students who have completed the biennium of philosophy. Rather than formal lectures, the course is designed around reading and discussion. The methodology is:

  • Students are to read the corresponding text/s in preparation for each day. 
  • The facilitator will give a quick summary and some personal comments.
  • Discussion: each student should bring their own observations.
  • Formulate some questions for further study, if necessary.

  • The book we will follow for the course is M. Fazio, History of Contemporary Ideas, trans. Mel Cusi, or M. Fazio, Historia de las ideas contemporáneas (Madrid: Rialp), 2006. This will be supplemented by additional readings on postmodernism. A pdf version of the book is available in the bibliography section below.

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15 classes.

PROGRAM

1. Introduction

Class 1: Introduction

  • Description of course / materials
  • Methodology
  • Thread linking this study: secularisation
  • Medieval – Modernity – Postmodern

Reading: Pt I, Introduction

2. The Roots of Modernity

  • Class 2: The Renaissance, the New World & the Protestant Reformation
  • Reading: Pt I, ch. 1.
  • Class 3: From the Old to the New Regime
  • Reading: Pt I, ch. 2.
  • Class 4: The Enlightenment
  • Reading: Pt I, ch. 3, ss. 1-5.
  • Class 5: Kant
  • Reading: Pt I, ch. 3, s. 6.
  • Class 6: Romanticism
  • Reading: Pt I, ch. 4.
  • 3. Modern Ideologies
  • Class 7: Liberalism
  • Reading: Pt II, ch. 5.
  • Class 8: Nationalism
  • Reading: Pt II, ch. 6.
  • Class 9: Marxism
  • Reading: Pt II, ch. 7.
  • 4. The Cultural Crisis of Modernity

  • Class 10: Nietzsche
  • Reading: Pt III, ch. 10, s. 1.
  • Class 11: Postmodernity
  • Reading: Pt III, ch. 10, ss. 2-3.
  • Class 12: Permissive Ideologies (I)
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Wilhelm Reich
  • The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School
  • Reading: Pt III, ch. 11, ss. 1-3.
  • Class13: Permissive Ideologies (II)
  • Overpopulation
  • Environmentalists
  • The return of the postmodern sacred
  • Reading: Pt III, ch. 1, ss. 4-7.
  • Class 14: Catholic response, from Leo XIII to St John Paul II
  • Leo XIII to Pius XII
  • Vatican II
  • Reading: Pt IV, ch. 12, 13 & 14, s. 1.
  • Class 15: Recap
  • Secularisation
  • Is there any validity to contemporary ideas we have explored?
  • Response of Magisterium to these challenges
BIBLIOGRAPHY

 Fazio, M. The History of Contemporary Ideas, trans. M. Cusi, 2019.  |  VIEW

Fazio, M., Fernandez Labastida, F., A History of Contemporary Philosophy, (NY: Scepter), 2011, pp. 304-326. | VIEW (On Postmodernism: Foucault & Derrida)

VIDEO CLASSES: DON MARIANO FAZIO (Spanish)

You can supplement your reading with videos of excellent classes given by Don Mariano Fazio on the History of Contemporary Ideas.

1. The Roots of Modernity

1-1-Impacto de la modernidad: La ilustración y el cientismo. El romanticismo (18.32 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXqYN_LuqWw&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=1

1-2-Impacto de la modernidad: La ilustración y el cientismo. El romanticismo (18.40 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcgCNiR3cu4&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=2

1-3-Impacto de la modernidad: La ilustración y el cientismo. El romanticismo (18.37 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVBPfkH7KGY&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=3

1-4-Impacto de la modernidad: La ilustración y el cientismo. El romanticismo (12.39 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWDhgKHDKSA&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=4

 

2. Modern Ideologies

Liberalism and Nationalism

2-1-Impacto de la modernidad: El liberalismo. El nacionalismo. (22.24 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fpxbNetphw&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=5

2-2-Impacto de la modernidad: El liberalismo. El nacionalismo. (22.43 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaNAtp8nmbg&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=6

2-3-Impacto de la modernidad: El liberalismo. El nacionalismo. (22.34 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXRVNMr3yaE&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=7

2-4-Impacto de la modernidad: El liberalismo. El nacionalismo. (22.39) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYGOoVuKb7s&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=8

2-5-Impacto de la modernidad: El liberalismo. El nacionalismo. (2.31 mins)| VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaxgoI8Noo4&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=9

Marxism

3-1-Impacto de la modernidad: Marxismo y neosmarxismos. (24.17) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q58L1YnR7PI&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=10

3-2-Impacto de la modernidad: Marxismo y neosmarxismos. (24.30 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG6p3cNjwfc&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=11

3-3-Impacto de la modernidad: Marxismo y neosmarxismos. (24.34 mins)  | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zlgc7bXZ1A&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=12

3-4-Impacto de la modernidad: Marxismo y neosmarxismos. (24.32 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQElbB2aD68&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=13

3-5-Impacto de la modernidad: Marxismo y neosmarxismos. (0.38 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBgnKNkPx2s&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=14

 

3. The Cultural Crisis of Modernity

Nihilism and Permissive Ideologies

4-1-Impacto de la modernidad: Nihilismo y sociedad permisiva. (22.28 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnBEK_BSOHE&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=15

4-2-Impacto de la modernidad: Nihilismo y sociedad permisiva. (22.15 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7qG2YGomYI&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=16

4-3-Impacto de la modernidad: Nihilismo y sociedad permisiva. (22.17 mins)| VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaFcRvtBLcs&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=17

4-4-Impacto de la modernidad: Nihilismo y sociedad permisiva. (22.31 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDlmsIMmP8w&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=18

4-5-Impacto de la modernidad: Nihilismo y sociedad permisiva. (2.12 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdZsaSiISeo&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=19

Response of the Catholic Church

5-1-Impacto de la modernidad: Concilio Vaticano II. (22.42 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQVJv4vLKnA&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=20

5-2-Impacto de la modernidad: CV II. (22.53 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivLjIDtW-5U&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=21

5-3-Impacto de la modernidad: CV II. (22.53 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4YQ4H-9qZs&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=22

5-4-Impacto de la modernidad: CV II. (23.03 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW34As1S2KA&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=23

5-5-Impacto de la modernidad: CV II. (2.23 mins) | VIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDOTWmocDY8&list=PLCyQ9snADcGB3N7Vf2m2rNU70Jp6oVMze&index=24