The Abdication of Ecstasy – madness, mysticism, writing and experience

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

The Abdication of Ecstasy

Spring 2020

Taught By: Simon Critchley

Section: A

CRN: 6781

Credits: 3

This will be an experimental and experiential seminar in the proper sense, which is linked to an emergent area of my research. The main focus is the relation between writing and experience: namely, how writing can both summon the apparent poverty of contemporary experience and supplement that poverty with a wealth of words that permit a richness of life and possible transfigurations of self and world. Having abdicated from ecstasy, is there any way of getting it back?

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:05pm 8/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020