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
Location
VERONA
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.