May 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

PHI 265 - Psychoanalysis and the Intersubjective Constitution of the Self

4 credits (Fall)
This class will consider the psychic/social processes of the constitution of the self. We will read highly theoretical texts from the psychoanalytic tradition, including works by Freud, Jessica Benjamin, Judith Butler, Hortense Spillers, Steven Mitchell, and Cornelius Castoriadis. We will study the way gender, race, and class become aspects of our individual and collective psychic identities, consider the role of power in the constitution of identity, and search for possibilities of individual and social psychic resistance.

Prerequisite: PHI 111 .
Note: Not offered every year.
Instructor: Meehan