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Contemporary European Philosophy

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Kod przedmiotu: WSM.IE-S323D Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Contemporary European Philosophy
Jednostka: Instytut Europeistyki
Punkty ECTS i inne: 5.00
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Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2019/2020" (zakończony)

Okres: 2020-02-24 - 2020-06-14
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Wykład, 30 godzin, 20 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Przemysław Tacik
Prowadzący grup: Przemysław Tacik
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Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Egzamin
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Cele kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) The purpose of the course is to enhance students’ acquaintance with philosophy by providing them with knowledge on the most influential and vital currents of contemporary European philosophy. Particular attention will be devoted to these conceptions and ideas which exceed the boundaries of the discipline and may be useful in other areas of the humanities and social sciences.

Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) K_W03 has ordered and extended knowledge of terminology used in the humanities and social sciences.

K_W20 has ordered knowledge about the principles and norms of ethics.

K_U05 is capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.

K_U06 has the ability to form opinions and judgements that include reflection on and respect for (contrary) points of view deriving from other researches and participants in the discussion

K_K07 can apply his or her knowledge and understanding in occupational contexts

Wymagania wstępne:

(tylko po angielsku) Prerequisite: a general course on philosophy.

Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

(tylko po angielsku) In order to pass the participants need to submit an essay on a subject of their choice, provided it is related to contemporary European philosophy. The essay needs to have at least 7 pages of standard format. It should be written in English. It may be also submitted in the student's native language (provided it is Polish, French, German, Italian or Spanish), but in this case the final note will be automatically reduced by one grade. It needs to use academic language, include footnotes, references and bibliography.

The essay should be submitted until 21 June 2020, 11:59 pm.

Admissibility condition: active participation in classes. Max. 2 classes may be missed (more than 2, but less than 7 absences may be made up for with special assignments) and every student needs to take part in discussion.

Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów:

(tylko po angielsku) Students will be assessed according to the following criteria:

1) originality of proposed ideas,

2) general knowledge on contemporary European philosophy,

3) ability to read texts critically,

4) logic and cohesion of arguments,

5) ability to discuss issues related to contemporary philosophy.

Metody dydaktyczne - słownik:

Metody podające - anegdota
Metody podające - objaśnienie lub wyjaśnienie
Metody podające - opis
Metody podające - opowiadanie
Metody podające - pogadanka
Metody praktyczne - seminarium
Metody problemowe - klasyczna metoda problemowa
Metody problemowe - metody aktywizujące - dyskusja dydaktyczna
Metody problemowe - wykład konwersatoryjny
Metody problemowe - wykład problemowy

Bilans punktów ECTS:

(tylko po angielsku) Participation in class: 30 hours (1 ECTS)

Student’s individual work:

- Reading of texts: 60 hours (2 ECTS)

- Work on the essay: 30 hours (1 ECTS)

Sum: 120 hours (4 ECTS)

Grupa treści kształcenia:

Grupa treści kształcenia do wyboru

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

1. Introduction. Intellectual landscape of post-war Europe.

Post-war crisis and exhaustion of older philosophical currents. Philosophical answers and non-answers to the Second World War. Late inspirations of phenomenology and hermeneutics. Post-war Marxism. Existentialism. Intellectual inertia of post-war years and opening of new paths.

2. Critical Theory: Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Jürgen Habermas, Axel Honneth.

Dialectics after Marx. Genesis and development of the Frankfurt school. Mass society and its critique. Philosophy and social thought. Instrumental reason. Late Frankfurters: Habermas and Honneth. The legacy of the critical theory.

Text for discussion: Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Dialectics of Enlightenment (fragments)

3. Late philosophy of Martin Heidegger.

Philosophical path of Heidegger after Being and Time. Overcoming of metaphycics. Being and history. Crititique of technique. Ge-stell. Heidegger’s lectures on poetry. Gelassenheit. Political entanglement of Heidegger.

Text for discussion: Martin Heidegger, "Only God can save us" (Der Spiegel interview)

4. Ethics as philosophy: Emmanuel Lévinas.

Overcoming of Heidegger. Lévinas‘ ethical revolution. Epiphany of the face. The Other. Inspirations of Jewish philosophy. Lévinas in social thought. Critiques of Lévinasian ethics.

Text for discussion: Emmanuel Lévinas, Totality and Infinity (fragments)

5. Structuralism and poststructuralism.

Origins of structuralism: de Saussure, Benveniste. Structuralism in philosophy and social sciences. Claude Lévi-Strauss and Roland Barthes. Structuralist Marxism (Althusser). Poststructuralist break. Poststructuralism and postmodernism.

Texts for discussion: Claude Lévi-Strauss, Structural Anthropology (fragments); Roland Barthes, “From work to text”

6. Psychoanalysis as philosophical thought: from Freud to Lacan.

Sources, basic concepts and ways of thinking in psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis as therapy and philosophical thought. Evolution of psychoanalysis from Freud to Lacan. Early Lacan: the unconscious as language, ethics of psychoanalysis. Late Lacan: the Real – the Symbolic – the Imaginary.

Texts for discussion: Sigmund Freud, Introduction to Psychoanalysis (fragments); Jacques Lacan: Seminars (fragments)

7. Political philosophy of the 20th century: Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin.

Main topics of political philosophy in the 20th century. Totalitarianism and human responsibility (Arendt). Legitimisation of power and law, philosophy of history (Benjamin). Sovereignty and exception (Schmitt).

Texts for discussion: Walter Benjamin, „On Violence”, “On the Concept of History”; Hannah Arendt, Origins of Totalitarianism (fragments)

8. Michel Foucault.

Early Foucault: Words and Things. Episteme. Investigating discontinuity of power and practices of its production. Knowledge-power. The birth of modern society. Genealogy. Assujettissement. Late Foucault: history of sexuality, biopolitics.

Text for discussion: Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish (fragments)

9. Jacques Derrida and deconstruction.

Poststructuralist break and the sources of deconstruction. Deconstructionist vision of the sign. Différance. Dissemination. Grammatology. Logocentrism. The category of writing. Late Derrida: ethics and politics.

Text for discussion: Jacques Derrida, On Grammatology (fragments)

10. Gilles Deleuze.

Difference and identity: reversal of traditional metaphysical relations. Capitalism and the production of desire. Immanence, discontinuity and holism.

Text for discussion: Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Rhizome

11. Slavoj Žižek.

Readings of Hegel and Lacan. New dialectical materialism. Ontology and subjectivity. Cultural criticism. Political philosophy. Postsecularism.

Text for discussion: In Defence of Lost Causes (fragments)

12. Giorgio Agamben.

Agamben’s political philosophy. Biopolitics. Homo sacer. State of exception. Sovereignty. Threshold of indifferentiation. Ontology of possibility. Modernity and camps.

Text for discussion: Giorgio Agamben, Homo sacer (fragments)

13. Peter Sloterdijk.

Posthumanism. Spheres. Globalisation (Im Weltinnenraum des Kapitals). Aiskesis as the description of modern subjectivity.

Text for discussion: Peter Sloterdijk, You Must Change Your Life (fragments)

14. Recent developments in Continental European philosophy.

Other European philosophers: Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy, Catherine Malabou, Quentin Meillassoux, Markus Gabriel. After postmodernism and poststructuralism. New realism. Perspectives of European philosophy.

Text for discussion: Alain Badiou, Manifesto for Philosophy

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

Basic literature:

Dermot Moran (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy, Routledge 2008

Supplementary literature:

- Vincent Descombes, Modern French Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1980

- Yves Charles Zarka (ed.), La philosophie en France aujourd’hui, PUF, Paris 2015

- Roberto Esposito, Living Thought: The Origins and Actuality of Italian Philosophy, Stanford University Press, Stanford 2012

Opisy przedmiotów w USOS i USOSweb są chronione prawem autorskim.
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie.