PHIL 7747 Philosophy of Life (Spring: 3 )
This course will explore the origins of a philosophy of life in certain texts of Aristotle before moving on to a detailed discussion of the Lebensphilosophie of Dilthey and Simmel. It will conclude with a series of participatory seminars on key texts by Bergson, Merleau-Ponty, Freud and Agamben. The main focus will be an interrogation of the critical relationships between 1) bios and zoe, 2) bios and logos, and 3) eros and thanatos.
Instructor(s): Richard M. Kearney
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17