Mar 31, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHI 336-01 - Contemporary French Philosophy

4 credits (Spring)
“Politics After Deleuze and Guattari.”  This seminar will begin with a close reading of the 2-volume “Capitalism and Schizophrenia” project undertaken by French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari during the 1970’s and in response to the social and political upheavals of May, 1968. Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus will be carefully read in conjunction with key background texts in anthropology, psychoanalysis, and political economy.  The course will then proceed to investigate a number of contemporary political and economic problems from this perspective, including the hegemony of neoliberal ideology, the rise of the security state, the ethics and politics of debt and austerity, and the rise of new social movements since the 2008 financial crisis.  Critics and commentators on the work of Deleuze and Guattari will be read during the second half of the seminar.

Prerequisite: PHI 234 PHI 235 , or PHI 268 .
Instructor: Ramey