Introduction

Directed by Julie Reshe, PhD and Creston Davis, PhD.

Philosophy is the foremost instance of rethinking the world and the human capacity and powers to transform and re-transform the world in which we live. Too often philosophy is restricted to the domain of simply interpreting the world. Although this is a vital aspect of philosophy, it falls short if it remains in the distant, reflective mode of thinking. Philosophy is more like a verb, an action that we see as a power—the power to change the world.

 

Psychoanalysis appeared as a revolution of human thought and existence. Today psychoanalytic concepts are at the basis of the most advanced scientific and philosophical theories that engage in the exploration of both the inner and the social human worlds. In the modern world, it represents the enthusiastic movement to discover new and unexplored dimensions in ourselves. It sets in motion nearly all forms of knowledge and human reality, such as modern psychology, philosophy of mind, human neuroscience, and cognitive science.

 

In this sense, psychoanalysis represents a philosophy — a movement of critical rethinking and questioning what is already understood and a search for new yet unexplored ideas and modes of being.

 

This GCAS certificate program is a way to join this movement of a revolutionary rethinking of humanity and society, not only to learn something, but also to join the generation of ideas and re-formation of human reality.

Modules

Here is the course outline:

1. What is Love Made Of? - Lecture 1

Seminar 1 Lecture 1 “Plato’s Love: The Roots of Freud’s Theory” Julie Reshe, PhD

Welcome note
What is Love Made Of? - Lecture 1

2. What Is Love Made Of? - Lecture 2

Seminar 1 Lecture 2 "Freud’s Pansexualistic Perspective: An Error to be Addressed" Julie Reshe, PhD

What Is Love Made Of? - Lecture 2

3. What is Love Made Of? - Lecture 3

Seminar 1 Lecture 3 “Two Acts of Reproduction: On Shifting Pansexualistic Perspective” Julie Reshe, PhD

What is Love Made Of? - Lecture 3

4. Energy, objet petit a, and New Materialism - Lecture 1

Seminar 2 Lecture 1 “Energy, objet petit a, and New Materialism” Prof. Clayton Crockett

Welcome note
Lecture 1

5. Energy, objet petit a, and New Materialism - Lecture 2

Seminar 2 Lecture 2 “Energy, objet petit a, and New Materialism” Prof. Clayton Crockett

Lecture 2

6. Energy, objet petit a, and New Materialism - Lecture 3

Seminar 2 Lecture 3 “Energy, objet petit a, and New Materialism” Prof. Clayton Crockett

“Energy, objet petit a, and New Materialism” - Prof. Clayton Crockett - Lecture #3

7. Dismantling Reactive Institutions with Deleuze - Lecture 1

Seminar 3 Lecture 1 “Spinoza and Difference” Prof. Keith Faulkner

Welcome note
Lecture One: Spinoza and Difference

8. Dismantling Reactive Institutions with Deleuze - Lecture 2

Seminar 3 Lecture 2 “Nietzsche and Becoming-Active” Prof. Keith Faulkner

Lecture #2 of 3

9. Dismantling Reactive Institutions with Deleuze - Lecture 3

Seminar 3 Lecture 3 “Instincts and Institutions” Prof. Keith Faulkner

Lecture #3 of 3 - Instincts and Institutions