An Introduction to Existential Literature

Code: LH21505

Dates: October 18 - November 22, 2022

Meets: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Sessions: 6

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $89.00

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Over the last few centuries, existentialist thinkers have created some of the greatest works of philosophy and literature Western civilization has ever seen. Examine the major figures of existentialism, including Dostoyevsky, Camus, Sartre, Beauvoir, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, through their literary rather than philosophical writings. Each session includes an introduction that provides the philosophical background of the philosopher- writer, a section on the basic existential concepts covered in the reading, and significant questions.
Fee: $89.00

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Yasemin Akis

Yasemin Akis is a professor at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University and a part time faculty member at The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Ph.D in Philosophy in 2014 at Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey. Since then, she has taught philosophy and theology courses at the undergraduate, advanced undergraduate, and graduate levels both in Turkey and in the United States. As postdoctoral research, she decided to work on Sufism, Islamic mysticism to expand her knowledge in the area of Philosophy of Religion and world religions. She has been teaching “Wisdom of Sufism” and “The Religious Traditions of Middle East” at Villanova University since 2017. Her research interests focus on existentialism, the relation of philosophy and religion and religious and mystical traditions of the Middle East. Her current research is on the Sufis of Anatolia.



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