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PHIL 7798 Hermeneutics of Trama: Eros and Thanatos (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar will involve a critical discussion of the philosophical readings of Freud’s formative text on trauma, Beyond the Pleasure Principle. The readings range from the hermeneutic and phenomenological to the feminist and deconstructive. Particular attention will be paid to the interpretations of the game of fort/da as a crossing of story and history, fantasy and reality, the imaginary and symbolic. Students will be evaluated in terms of class participation and a final research paper.


Instructor(s): Richard M. Kearney

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 12-Feb-16