Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Poststructuralism|
Fall 2008 not offered
This course critically examines the philosophical treatment of meaning, interpretation, subjectivity, language, and history within the tradition that extends from Husserl's program of phenomenology, through Heidegger's and Merleau-Ponty's criticisms and existential revisions of phenomenology, to the antiphenomenological projects of Foucault and Derrida.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ANY PHILOSOPHY COURSE
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Social Jus)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
Husserl, short selections
Heidegger, HISTORY OF THE CONCEPT OF TIME, preliminary part
Heidegger, BEING AND TIME, Division I and early parts of Division II
Merleau-Ponty, PHENOMENOLOGY OF PERCEPTION, short selections
Derrida, SPEECH AND PHENOMENA
Foucault, THE ORDER OF THINGS (selections)
|Examination and Assignments: |
One take-home essay examination.
One 10-12 page final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Although there is no specific course prerequisite, at least one prior course in philosophy is required. PHIL202 (Classics II: Early Modern Philosophy), is especially useful background. This course satisfies the "Mind and Reality" requirement for the Philosophy major, although it is listed with a "History of Philosophy" course number.