Religious Mythos and Philosophical LogosSemester Course

Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Northern Germany
Major Discipline(s)
Classics, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

Explore the function of myth and the emergence of the rational philosophical mind in Western culture. We begin with the great poets and philosophers of Ancient Greece, including Homer, Sophocles, and Plato, and conclude with works by some of the best continental thinkers: Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. To discuss why artworks for modern philosophers may be conveyers of truth, we peruse art in Copenhagen and Northern Germany on the short Study Tour. On the week-long Study Tour to Athens, our readings gain new depths and perspective as we experience the actual historical sites described in the classical texts.


Brian Söderquist

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Philosophy of Religion, Søren Kierkegaard Research Center, University of Copenhagen, 2005). M.A.R. (Philosophy of Religion, Yale University, 1994). With DIS since 2000.

European Humanities, Brian Söderquist

Jakob Due Lorentzen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Currently doing a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Aarhus University in collaboration with DIS. Cand.mag. (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen , 2004). Cand.mag. (Philosophy, Stony Brook U., 2002). Editorial staff, P1 Debat, Danmarks Radio (2005). With DIS since 2006.

Jakob Due Lorentzen, DIS faculty