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PHIL 7747 Philosophy of Life (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

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.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Richard M. Kearney and Andrea Staiti

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13