What is the status of the modern world? It is a source of freedom and truth or rather of the deconstruction of religion, humanity and nature. The contemporary period has defined itself in many ways through the critique of modernity. These critiques have come from an array of perspectives: philosophic, aesthetic, religious, moral, political. This course will provide a survey of a number of such critiques seeking to grasp both points of commonality, disagreement and development.

Cross-listing: EMSP 3203.03