Foucault's Ethical Views

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Foucault's Ethical Views

Fall 2020

Taught By: Daniel Rodriguez-Navas

Section: A

CRN: 9085

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

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 12:45pm 1/20/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020