Universität Wien FIND

180124 SE Truth in Poststructuralist Philosophies (Derrida, Butler, Deleuze, Foucault, and others) (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

An absence in the first seminar-session will result in your losing your place in class. Should you be unable to attend the first session, make sure to tell me beforehand by sending a message to arno.boehler@univie.ac.at
According to § 10, Abs. 6 of the statute you can unregister till October 31 from the course. Later unregistrations can only be made by the Boehler if there are urgent reasons why one cannot complete the course. All students who are registered but do not attend the need of the course have to be evaluated.

Tuesday 08.10. 11:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 15.10. 11:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 22.10. 11:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 29.10. 11:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 05.11. 11:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 12.11. 11:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 19.11. 11:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 03.12. 11:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 10.12. 11:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar will center around texts of poststructuralist philosophers, within which the question of truth and lies is debated. We want to focus the seminar on the contentious relationship of truth and desire (inter-esse). Is there a truth, which does not serve any interest? And, should there be disinterested truths anyways, or isn’t the notion of disinterested truth a contradiction in terms? How has truth to be thought, if there is an interest in and of it? What makes truth a desirable ‘object’? Why not untruth instead?

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral presentation (15 minutes) + written reflections (total length approx.12 pages) based on the literature we are reading in the course (deadline for the written reflections: 15. February 2020). The third criterion for the grade is your active participation in the seminar and its discussions.
Key for the total grade: oral presentation (25 %), written reflection (50 %), participation in the discussions (25%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements for a positive grade: > 50% of the overall scores
For a positive evaluation attendance is compulsory. In case of an excused absence (max. 2 times per semester) please inform the seminar leader in time!

Examination topics

All partcipants of the seminar will be required to give an oral presentation of one of the texts provided for the seminar on mooodle. The presentation should contain the main themes and theses of the presented text, critically question them and contextualize them historically. The orally presented texts should then be turned into course papers and send to the lecturer as a .pdf (NAME_SE_POSTWAHRHEIT.pdf)

Reading list

Agamben, Giorgio (1998): Bartleby oder die Kontingenz gefolgt von Die absolute Immanenz. Berlin: Merve Verlag.
Butler, Judith (1995). “Contingent Foundations: Feminism and the Question of ‘Postmodernism’.” In: Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange, edited by Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell and Nancy Fraser. New York/London: Routledge, 35-58.
Derrida, Jacques (1991): Gesetzeskraft. Der mystische Grund der Autorität. Frankfurt a.M. : Suhrkamp.
Deleuze, Gilles (1996): Die Immanenz: ein Leben … In: F. Balke, J. Vogel (Hrsg.): Gilles Deleuze – Fluchtlinien der Philosophie, Fink, München 1996, S. 29–33.
Foucault, Michel (1978): History of Sexuality. Volume I: An Introduction. Transl. by Robert Hurley. New York: Pantheon Books.
---. 1997a. “The Ethics of the Concern for Self as a Practice of Freedom.” In Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth. Ed. by Paul Rabinow. Transl. by Robert Hurley and others. New York: The New Press, 281-302.
---. 1997b. “What is Critique?” In The Politics of Truth. Ed. by Sylvère Lotringer and Lysa Hochroth. Transl. by Lysa Hochroth and Catherine Porter. New York: Semiotext(e), 41-81.
---. 2011. The Courage of the Truth: The Government of Self and Others II. Lectures at the Collège de France 1983-1984. Ed. by Frederic Gros. Transl. by Graham Burchell. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Latour, Bruno. 2004. “Why Has Critique Run out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern.” Critical Inquiry 30 (2): 225-248.
Lepore, Jill. 2016. “After the fact. In the history of truth, a new chapter begins.” The New Yorker March 21, 2016, http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/21/the-internet-of-us-and-the-end-of-facts.
Nietzsche, Friedrich (1980): Über Lüge und Wahrheit im außermoralischen Sinne. In: Kritische Studienausgabe. hg. v. Giorgio Colli und Mazzino Montinari, Bd. 5, München: De Gruyter.
Puhl, Klaus. 2000. “‘Eine rationale Kritik der Rationalität’. Wahrheit und Relativismus bei Michel Foucault.” In Das Ende der Eindeutigkeit. Zur Frage des Pluralismus in Moderne. Wien: Passagen Verlag.

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