Harmonie Loritz

Previous Education

BA, Philosophy, University of California Los Angeles, 2017


Ancient Philosophy, German Idealism, Socialism, Existentialism

Recent Courses

PHIL 29200-01/29300-01 Junior/Senior Tutorial

Topic: Hegel and Marx: Philosophies of History

This course will survey and compare Hegel’s and Marx’s writings about human history. Questions that will be discussed include: What can philosophical reflection on historical changes reveal? Is there anything necessary (noncontingent) about changes in history? What relation can philosophy have toward the future? Is the philosophy of history a part of practical philosophy? In what ways does Marx’s view differ from Hegel’s philosophy of history? How did Marx’s views on history change over his lifetime? Why are early socialists often thought to have had a technologically deterministic view of human history? What alternative views are available? Can claims of progress in the realization of freedom be defended?

Meets with Jr/Sr section. Open only to intensive-track and philosophy majors. No more than two tutorials may be used to meet program requirements.

2024-2025 Winter