Alex 來自美國，畢業自威斯康辛大學麥迪遜分校，主修人類學，同時熱愛經濟、哲學與歷史。畢業後來到台灣，成為專職的英文老師，擁有國際認可的英語教學執照 CELTA，累計有7年以上教學經驗。教學之餘喜歡寫作，最喜歡的電影是《刺激1995》。
Existentialism is a school of thought that grew out of the tradition of Western philosophy and gained mass popularity in the post-war years of the mid-20th century. Existentialism is an attempt at understanding what it means to be a human being in the world. If you've ever wondered about the meaning of life, existentialism may help provide a way to think through this difficult question.
We will explore a number of concepts in this course including alienation, phenomenology, being, consciousness, death and freedom. This course will be an excellent introduction to existentialism and continental philosophy, including philosophers such as Sartre, Heidegger, Marx, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard.
We will be reading David Coopers excellent introduction, 'Existentialism: A Reconstruction', for this course. Students will be expected to do reading before class, around 10 pages. Both a PDF and print copy of the book will be available.