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Jean-Luc Nancy - Deconstruction Serie


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Ekaterina Filippova

This course will explore crucial issues of contemporary continental philosophy through the work of Heidegger, Derrida, Nancy, Agamben, Esposito.

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Course description:

            This course will explore crucial issues of contemporary continental philosophy through the work of Heidegger, Derrida, Nancy, Agamben, Esposito.

Deconstruction is a radical operation that exposes the way in which a privileged concept serves as a principle or idea that grounds a stable structure:  a text, a philosophical system, an institution, a political organization, a state.   Our research seminar will examine the Derridean texts focused on the question of border, the limit upon which all the great questions are formed and determined, as well as the concepts that attempt to delimit what is ‘proper to man,’ the essence and the future of humanity, ethics, politics, law, ‘human rights,’ ‘crimes against humanity,’ ‘genocide’.

In the first part of our residential seminar we will explore issues of the deconstructive investigation following 4 main topic: Deconstruction and Europe, Deconstruction and Image, Deconstruction and Ecology, Deconstruction and Animal Studies.

Prof. Jean-Luc Nancy and Dr. Giovanni Tusa will lead an advanced seminar that will explore the seminal concept of “deconstruction”, re-thinking the Derridean heritage in the present, presenting his personal perspectives on contemporary philosophy.

The second part of the course will be based on students’/researcher presentations, and more oriented by the discussion of the materials that the Tutors presented during the intensive course.

 

Seminar Objectives:

– Articulate various claims and positions on significant issues in contemporary continental philosophy, articulate differences between those claims and positions, and critically evaluate those claims and positions.

– Give a critical discussion of Continental Philosophy issues, demonstrating ability to write a critical essay that states a clear thesis and supports it persuasively, integrating literary research with personal ideas.

- Develop those philosophical virtues and critical thinking skills that are crucial to the practice of philosophy within the thought and arguments of critical thinking.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

– Articulate various claims and positions on significant issues in contemporary continental philosophy, articulate differences between those claims and positions, and critically evaluate those claims and positions.

– Give a critical discussion of Continental Philosophy issues, demonstrating ability to write a critical essay that states a clear thesis and supports it persuasively, integrating literary research with personal ideas.

- Develop those philosophical virtues and critical thinking skills that are crucial to the practice of philosophy within the thought and arguments of critical thinking.

 

 

Here is the course outline:

1. Deconstruction Serie 1 Seminar 1 – Giovanni Tusa

Seminar 1

2. Deconstruction Serie Seminar 2 – Giovanni Tusa

Seminar 2

3. Deconstruction Serie 1 Seminar 3 – Jean-Luc Nancy

Seminar 3

4. Deconstruction Serie Seminar 4 – Jean-Luc Nanacy and Giovanni Tusa

Seminar 4

5. Deconstruction Serie Seminar 5 – Giovanni Tusa

Seminar 5

6. Deconstruction Serie Seminar 5 – Giovanni Tusa

Seminar 5

7. Deconstruction Serie 2 Seminar 1 – Giovanni Tusa

Deconstruction and a system

Workshop 1
Literature

8. Deconstruction Serie 2 Seminar 2– Jean-Luc Nancy

Heidegger and routes of destruction

Seminar 2

9. Deconstruction Serie 2 Seminar 3– Jean-Luc Nancy

Seminar 3

10. Deconstruction Serie 2 Seminar 4 – Jean-Luc Nancy & Giovanni Tusa

Seminar 4

11. Deconstruction Serie 2 Seminar 5– Jean-Luc Nancy

Seminar 5
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