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PHIL 7795 Phenomenology of the Stranger (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar will explore the phenomenological investigation of the 'stranger' as other, foreigner, guest and invader. Beginning with Husserl's analysis of intersubjectivity and otherness in his Cartesian Meditations, the course examines how this classic account was critically developed by later generations of thinkers from Levinas, Sartre and Merleau-Ponty to Kristeva, Derrida and Jean-Luc Marion. The seminar will also look at phenomenological 'examples' of the stranger and the strange (the Uncanny) in contemporary literature, cinema and popular culture.


Instructor(s): Richard Kearney

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 04-Jan-17