History of ConsciousnessHISC 107 The Idea of Reality

What are we asserting or seeking when we make a claim about reality? What criteria divide the real from the unreal, what authorities have power to make this designation, and under what conditions, if any, can the boundary be crossed? Course explores the idea of reality and resonances between writing and films ranging from the serious to the whimsical. Through these juxtapositions course explores what underlying concepts, if any, could unite political "realism" with realism in art, or what common qualities these realisms might share with the "real number system," virtual reality, or reality TV.



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Quarter offered