Philosophy in the light of Sexual Difference (2014/2015)

Course code
4S003320
Name of lecturer
Wanda Tommasi
Coordinator
Wanda Tommasi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-FIL/06 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. IA dal Oct 1, 2014 al Nov 16, 2014.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IA
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:00 AM - 12:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.2  

Learning outcomes

The knowledge of the Thought of sexual Difference

Syllabus

Prerequisiti: Knowledge of basic notions of Philosophy.
Contenuto del corso: AN ECSTATIC SUBJECTIVITY
Desire and vulnerability of the contemporary subject according feminism and psychoanalysis.
Metodi didattici: oral lessons.


AN ECSTATIC SUBJECTIVITY:Psychoanalysis and Feminism
The intent of the course is to highlight the new conception of contemporary subject that emerges from both the contribution of feminism is that of psychoanalysis : it is a subject pushed to get out of the desire itself and the mastery of which is questioned vulnerability and dependence on others. While the rational subject of modernity aimed at self-control and self-control, instead the contemporary subject is disturbed by the desire flowing through it , is marked by sexual difference and is vulnerable , exposed to the wounds of the world . During the course , we will take into consideration first two texts by contemporary authors (Simone Weil and Rachel Bespaloff ) that reflect the vulnerability in Homer's Iliad from the experience of World War II . Later , we will analyze the concept of desire in psychoanalysis (Freud, Lacan , Deleuze - Guattari ) and the feminism of sexual difference ( Lia Cigarini ) .

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.