Philosophy of Film

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Philosophy of Film

Spring 2021

Taught By: Daniel Rodriguez-Navas

Section: A

CRN: 8790

Credits: 3

Foucault's intellectual career is often divided into three periods: knowledge, power and ethics. While scholars are largely in agreement about the results of his work during the first two periods (i.e. about his views about knowledge and his views about power), there is no consensus about his work in the third, ethical period: about his ethical views, or about what his contribution to philosophical thought about ethics might be. The goal of the seminar is to address this issue. Following Foucault's own claim that to the "absence of morality" characteristic of our times "must correspond the search for an aesthetics of existence", and since as Arnold Davidson has noted, Foucault was usually his own best interpreter, our working hypothesis will be that the notion of the aesthetics of existence is the key for understanding Foucault's ethical project and its results.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 7:53pm 9/18/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021