Winter 2017: Seminar in 20/21st Century Philosophy—World/Nature in Heidegger, Arendt, Derrida, and Nancy

PHIL 6851 Sem 20th/21st Cent Phil  Syllabus Class Time, Location: T, 19:00-21:30, A  2071 Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00-2:00 pm; 3:15-7:00pm and by appointment READING SCHEDULE AND RESOURCES [Below I reference the original language versions. Any students interested should contact for the professor for the necessary copies of these versions, if unavailable through the MUN library.] Tuesday, […]

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Fall 2017: Existentialism

Syllabus Office Hours: T/Th, 15:15-17:20 Schedule of Readings: Thursday, Sept. 7 Introduction to Existentialism 1. Listen to BBC, In our Time, “Existentialism” (podcast). 2. Steven Crowell, “Existentialism,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Tuesday, Sept. 12 Read: Friedrich Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morals, Essay 1. *If you have not received an email from me, please email me at my […]

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Fall 2017: CRW in Ethics

SYLLABUS Office Hours: T/Th, 15:15-17:20 Schedule of Readings (Please check the website each week for any updates on reading and other assignments): Thursday, Sept. 7 1.     Introduction to Ethics. 2.     Overview of normative versus ontological claims. Tuesday, Sept. 12 1.     Read: Arendt’s “What is Authority,” pp. 1-16. 2. Read Douglas B. Klusmeyer, “Hannah Arendt […]

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PHL 4849/6849: The New Derrida

  The New Derrida (Full Syllabus as Word doc) This graduate level course takes up a bold and risky title, not just simply to study the work of Jacques Derrida, but to introduce and think through a supposedly new Derrida, which happens to share the title with a book I’m co-writing this semester with Rick […]

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Winter 2017: Phenomenology

PHL 3920: PHENOMENOLOGY Peter Gratton, PhD Class Time, Location: T/R, 10:30-11:45 SN 1019 Office Hours: T/TH 12:00-2:00pm and by appointment Phenomenology is one the most important movements in philosophy over the last one hundred years. This course will look to understand first what phenomenology is in terms of its founding thinkers, especially Edmund Husserl. We […]

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Winter 2017: Introduction to Philosophy

PHL 1200: INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY Peter Gratton, PhD Winter 2017 Class Time, Location: T/TH 1400-1515 ED 2018B Office Hours: T/TH 12:00-2:00pm and by appointment Syllabus Description: What is philosophy? Does one need training to become a philosopher? What is the relationship between the philosopher and the culture surrounding him/her? In this class, we will read […]

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