Description: Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10, M115C. Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of connection between humanist practices (philosophy, sociability, science, republican self-fashioning) and promotion of civic ethos--culture that would promote flourishing civil society. How has humanism informed our Western understanding of republicanism and civic responsibility? What aspects of our humanist heritage maintain relevance for world that many describe as posthumanist? What form of civic culture is most appropriate for North American citizens in 21st century? P/NP or letter grading.
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