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Fall 2018-2019
ENG 572 / HUM 570   No Audit

Introduction to Critical Theory - Phenomenology

Gayle Salamon

Phenomenology is a tradition concerned with how the world gives itself to appearances. It is also an epistemological method, committed to perpetual beginning as a way of apprehending the world and our place in it. This course is an introduction to this philosophy of continual introductions, beginning with several of Edmund Husserl's foundational texts, then moving to a multi-week reading of Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception, and concluding with recent works of critical phenomenology that engage race, gender, and disability.

Sample reading list:
Simone deBeauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity
Edmund Husserl, Crisis of the European Sciences&Transcendental Phenomenology
Michael Marder, Phenomena-critique-logos
Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception
Fred Moten, Stolen Life
Alfred Schutz, The Phenomenology of the Social World

Paper in lieu of Final - 70%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23027 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:13 Limit:12 Closed