Social Phenomenology

Faculteit Wijsbegeerte
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode FI194CK
Vaknaam Social Phenomenology
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Social Phenomenology
Leerdoelen The aim of this course is to introduce students to key texts, concepts, debates and arguments in the phenomenological tradition relating to issues of sociality. Students will explore phenomenological understandings of the self, the Other, the social world, relationality and interpersonal relationships, in both classical and contemporary phenomenological contexts. By the end of the course, students will have gained a grounding in social phenomenology and will be able to compare, evaluate and critically assess differing phenomenological approaches and insights relating to core social concepts and social and relational issues.
Omschrijving This course uses Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time to explore classical phenomenological understandings of the self, the world, self-Other relations, the social world and ideas of freedom. It then examines these insights in relation to contemporary texts in ‘social phenomenology’ i.e. phenomenological work focusing on issues of society, relationality, power and oppression. Contemporary phenomenological texts explore issues such as queer phenomenology, the phenomenology of gender, race and ethnicity, and the ideas of world building and world travelling as political concepts.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm
(Lectures/seminars (mixed course format))
Toetsvorm
(Final paper, class presentation and weekly learning journals)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. C.E. Knowles
Docent(en) dr. C.E. Knowles
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time trans. Macquarrie and Robinson Southampton: Basil Blackwell 1927/1962
Other texts will be made available online or will be accessible as e-books through the library catalogue
Entreevoorwaarden It is expected that students will have a prior background in philosophy or a related humanities or theoretical social science subject e.g. political theory, so that they are used to reading complex theoretical texts.
Opmerkingen It is advisable to purchase a copy of Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time trans. Macquarrie and Robinson Southampton: Basil Blackwell 1927/1962, as this will be used throughout the course.
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