Class Time, Location: M/W 10:30-11:45, SN 1103
Office Hours: M/W/F 11:30-12:00pm; Friday 1-3pm, and by appointment
|Sept 9||Course introduction. Begin reading from Arendt’s “Tradition and the Modern Age”
Recommended: Maurizio Passerin d’Entreves, “Hannah Arendt,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
|Sept 14||No class.|
|Sept 16||Arendt’s “Tradition and the Modern Age,” finish.
Douglas Klusmeyer, “Hannah Arendt on Authority and Tradition” (from Arendt: Key Concepts [Acumen, 2014])
|Sept 21||Arendt’s “The Concept of History Ancient and Modern.”
Masa Mrovlic, “Narrating and Understanding” (from Arendt: Key Concepts [Acumen, 2014])
|Sept 23||Hannnah Arendt, “What is Freedom?” (available on course website)|
|Sep 28||Arendt, “Action”
Heidegger, “Introduction” to Being and Time, first half.
Dorothea Frede, “The Question of Being: Heidegger’s Project,” from Cambridge Companion to Heidegger.
|Sep 30||Arendt, “Action”
Heidegger, “Introduction” to Being and Time, second half.
|Oct 5||Arendt, “Action”|
|Oct 7||Class Cancelled|
|Oct 12||No class|
|Oct 14||Heidegger, “Language” from Poetry, Language, Thought|
|Oct 19||Heidegger, “What are Poets for?” from Poetry, Language, Thought, pp. 15-50|
|Oct 21||Heidegger, “What are Poets for?” from Poetry, Language, Thought, pp. 50-end
Benjamin Noys, “Heidegger and the Hermeneutic Turn,” from Cambridge Companion to Heidegger.
|Oct 26||Foucault, “The Order of Discourse,” inaugural lecture at the Collège de France, available on course website.|
|Oct 28||Foucault, “Lecture on Nietzsche,” in Lectures on the Will to Know
Recommended Resources: Stuart Elden, Power, Nietzsche and the Greeks: Foucault’s Leçons sur la volonté de savoir, Berfois (July 20, 2011)
Also, Peter Gratton, chapter 4, The State of Sovereignty (2012).
|Nov 2||Foucault, Lectures on the Will to Know, lectures one to two.|
|Nov 4||Foucault, Lectures on the Will to Know, lectures three to four.|
|Nov 9||Foucault, Lectures on the Will to Know, lectures five to six.|
|Nov 11||No class.|
|Nov 16||Foucault, The Punitive Society, lectures 6-8|
|Nov 18||Foucault, Punitive Society, 9-11|
|Nov 23||Foucault, The Punitive Society, lectures 12-end|
|Nov 25||Derrida, Rogues, Part I, ch. 1-2.
Recommended: Len Lawlor, “Deconstruction” from A Blackwell Companion to Derrida(2013)
|Nov 30||Derrida, Rogues, Part I, ch. 3.|
|Dec 2||Derrida, Rogues, Part I, ch. 4-5.|
|Dec 4||Derrida, Rogues, Part I, ch. 5-end.
|Finals Week: Final Paper due at Final Exam time, 15-20 pages, double-spaced, topic to be chosen by each student.|