Universität Wien FIND

180186 KU Sensitive bodies (2019S)

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

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 26.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 02.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 09.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 30.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 07.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 14.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 21.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 28.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 04.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 18.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 25.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course is to give you an introduction to philosophical theories of sensible knowledge. We begin the seminar by reading parts of Spinoza’s Ethics, in which he develops a theory of sensorial bodies, whose essence consists in engaging in sensible assemblages with other bodies. Deleuze recognizes Spinoza therefore as a predecessor of the ecological understanding of the body. In the course of a close reading of texts by Friedrich Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze, Brian Massumi and Erin Manning we will develop a contemporary understanding of the problem of sensibility and thinking, in which thinking itself is interpreted as a form of desire.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral Presentation (15 minutes) + 4 written reflections (total length of all four papers approx.12 pages) based on the literature we are reading in the course (deadline for the written reflections: 15, February 2019). The third criterion for the grade is your active participation in the seminar and its discussions.
Grading scale: oral presentation (30%), Participation in discussions during the seminar seminar (30%), written papers (40%) = 100% total score.
By registering for this course you accept that all of your written work submitted via moodle will be checked by the automated plagiarism test software Turnitin.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements for a passing grade: over 50% of the overall score
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

Reading list

Baruch de Spinoza, Ethik. Meiner 2015.
Gilles Deleuze, Spinoza. Praktische Philosophie. Merve 1988.
Gilles Deleuze, Logik der Sensation. Fink 2016.
Judith Butler, Körper von Gewicht. Suhrkamp 1993.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Zur Genealogie der Moral. De Gruyter 1980.
Brian Massumi, Ontomacht. Merve 2010.
Erin Manning, Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy. MIT Press 2009.
Rosi Braidotti, Politik der Affirmation. Merve 2018.
Nikolaus Gansterer e. al. Choreographic Figures. Deviations from the Line. De Gruyter 2017.
Barad, Karen, “Posthumanist Performativity. Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter”, in: Signs. Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2003, Volume 28, Issue 3, 801–831.

Association in the course directory

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