Shimer Great Books

Adam Kotsko

Assistant Professor in the Shimer Great Books School


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MWF 11:30-11:50, 1:30-2:30; MW 3:55-4:25; or by appointment

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Adam Kotsko is on the faculty of the Shimer Great Books School at North Central College, where he teaches widely in the humanities and social sciences. His research focuses on political theology, continental philosophy, and the history of Christian thought. He is the author, most recently, of Agamben's Philosophical Trajectory, a comprehensive study of the Italian philosopher that emphasizes how his thought has evolved in response to political events, and What Is Theology? Christian Thought and Contemporary Life, a collection of essays on the perils and promise of modernity's theological legacy.

Courses Taught

SGBH 101: Art and Fiction

SGBH 102: Music, Verse, and Drama

SGBH 202: Theology: Structures of Meaning

SGBS 102: The Western Political Traditon

SGBN 101: The Shape of the World

SGBN 102: What is Matter?

SGBI 451: Ancient to Early Modern World

SGBI 452: The Modern World

PHIL 110: Ethics

CARD 101: First-Year Seminar: Writing

CARD 400: Cardinal Directions Senior Seminar