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070095 VO Specialisation 1: Questions and Issues of Contemporary History (2013S)

The World of Prejudices - "Sir Peter Ustinov Gastprofessur der Stadt Wien"

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte


max. 999 participants
Language: German, English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 08.03. 15:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 15.03. 15:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 22.03. 15:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 12.04. 15:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 19.04. 15:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 26.04. 15:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Friday 03.05. 15:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lectures:
1. the question if prejudices as it appeared at the time of Enlightenment
2. The concept of prejudices 1-. The broad concept as presented by Gadamer in his book "Truth and Method" (Wahrheit und Methode) in Part II, Chapter 1 "The hermeneutic circle and the problem of prejudices".
3. The concept of prejudices 2. The concrete concept of prejudices as we understand it now. Part I, chapters 2 and 3, Part IV, chapter 15, the whole part VII. Terror.
4. Race and class prejudices. From Arendt "The Origins of Totalitarianism" Part I chapters 2 and 3 on Anti-Semitism, Part two chapter 6, on race thinking before racism, Part three (totalitarianism) chapter 13 On ideology and terror.
5. The prejudices against women. From Simone de Beauvoir: "The second sex" Introduction and Part II. "Practices", and Part III. on the independent woman
6. Sexual prejudices. M. Foucault: The history of Sexuality I( part (the whole book)
7. Philosophical prejudices. Nietzsche Götzendammerung (the whole book.)

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Association in the course directory

MA Zeitgeschichte: Vertiefung 1 oder 2 (4 ECTS) | BA 2012: ZWM Weitere A,E,R 1 oder 2 (5 ECTS); MA Globalgeschichte: Vertiefung 1 (4 ECTS) | MA Geschichte: APMG Geschichte der Neuzeit; Späte Neuzeit (4 ECTS)

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