Skip to main content
Princeton Mobile homeCourses home
Detail

The 'Hidden Causes' of History: Integrating the Social and the Economic

FRE 328/COM 463/HUM 301/ECS 335

1232
Info tab content
Our aim is to examine how the "social" and the "economic" become intertwined. From Enlightenment narratives about the origins of civilization, whether philosophical, ethnographic, or fictional, by Swift, Rousseau, or Graffigny, we also consider history-writing by Voltaire and Gibbon. We read early economic and sociological thought by Malthus, Saint-Simon, Balzac, and Smith, and delve into the crystallization of broadly Marxist approaches to society and culture in Engels, Benjamin, and, of course, Marx. While the category of "literature" will be an important lens for our thinking, archival and historical approaches will also be stressed.
Instructors tab content
Sections tab content

Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 1
  • Capacity: 15
  • Class Number: 22820
  • Schedule: W 01:30 PM-04:20 PM