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PHIL 108 - 01   Phenomenology

2021 Summer Quarter

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Career
Undergraduate
Grading
Student Option
Class Number
70152
Type
Lecture
Credits
5 units
General Education
 
Status
Open
Available Seats
30
Enrollment Capacity
30
Enrolled
0
Wait List Capacity
999
Wait List Total
0

Description

French phenomenology includes primarily the work of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Additional topics include the nature of consciousness and agency. Course includes discussions of French feminists' reactions to Simone de Beauvoir and Emmanuel Levinas.

Enrollment Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHIL 9; PHIL 11 or PHIL 22 or PHIL 24; PHIL 100A or PHIL 100B or PHIL 100C.

Class Notes

All students - prerequisites are lifted in summer. From the Instructor: Phenomenology is both a sub-field and method of philosophy that studies the structure of human consciousness and meaning-making as lived experienced from the first-person point of view. Phenomenology asks a qualitative question which is sometimes formulated as the question: "what is it like to be X?" X can be a certain thing, way, identity, orientation, and so on. While the field of phenomenology has been practiced by various cultures and under various titles for centuries, it came into existence, under the heading of phenomenology, in the early 20th century based on the works of philosophers such as Husserl, Heidegger, Simone De Beauvoir, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and others. This course will begin by introducing the field and practice of phenomenology (including critical phenomenology) generally before then turning to the works of philosophers who have constructed contemporary areas of phenomenology most identifiable as feminist and queer phenomenology. Throughout the second half of the course, we will read phenomenological texts concerning female, queer, and trans lived experiences.

Meeting Information

Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates
MWF 09:00AM-11:20AM Remote Instruction Azadeh,G. 06/21/21 - 07/23/21
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