Courses Fall 2021

PT-PT-1583 Phil. Topic: The Drama of Atheistic Humanism

Click here for the Course Syllabus.

Books to Buy

Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.

  • August Comte
    Introduction to Positive Philosophy
    Hackett Publishing
    Instructor Comment: Required
  • Friedrich Nietzche
    The Anti-Christ
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Instructor Comment: Required. (Any edition or publisher will be acceptable. I am providing you the published version I will be using in class).
  • Henri De Lubac
    The Drama of Atheist Humanism
    Ignatius Press
    Instructor Comment: Required
  • Sigmund Freud
    The Future of an Illusion
    W. W. Norton & Company; The Standard edition
    Instructor Comment: Required

Recommended Texts

Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.

  • Sample Recommended Text Here

Electronic Reserve

Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.

Clinton, Materialism, Positivism, and the Politics of Modern Science

Darwin, Origin of Species, excerpts

Dostoevsky, Grand Inquisitor

Dostoevsky, Problem of Evil

Feuerbach, Essence of Christianity

Hegel, Philosophy of Right

Marx and Engels, Communist Manifesto

Marx, Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right

Marx, Theses on Feuerbach

Ratzinger on Belief and Truth

Rebard, The Origins of Modern Materialism

Slade, Ends and Purposes

Sowell, On Marxism, excerpts