[FL 3669]  Post-Metaphysical and deconstructive subjectiviy – 23.24

Semester II
thursday 16:30 - 18:15

Course Information

Professor: THOMAS, Rogi
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

Semester II
thursday 16:30 - 18:15


This course highlights the variety of ways in which subjectivity has been interpreted both within the traditional and the Continental Philosophical tradition. It takes up in depth some of the crucial issues of the post-Husserlian Phenomenology (Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida, and Jean-Luc Marion) and more recent developments in post- structuralism, post-secularism psychoanalysis (Michael Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Gianni Vattimo, and Charles Taylor). From a reflective phenomenological view point it attempts to foster a personalised and an integrated view of the human subjectivity and the question of humanism over against the post-structuralist anti-humanism.


Derrida, Jacques. “Violence and Metaphysics - An Essay on the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas.” In Writing and Difference. Trans. Alan Bass. 79-153. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1978 ; Descartes, Rene. Mediations on First Philosophy – With Selections from Objections and Replies. ed. John Cottingham. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996 ; Heidegger, Martin. Being and Time. Trans. Jean Stanbaugh. Albany: State University Press, 1996 ; Levinas, Emmanuel. Ethics and Infinity: Conversations with Philippe Nemo. Trans. Richard A. Cohen. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Duquesne University Press, 1999 ; Marion, Jean-Luc. “Does the Ego Alter the Other? The Solitude of the Cogito and the Absence of Alter Ego.” In Cartesian Questions- Method and Metaphysics. Chicago: 1991).