2018 - 2019

  Philosophy and Melancholy                                                                            
Ilit FerberGilman-humanities319Tue1600-2000 Sem  1
University credit hours:  4.0

Course description

How can we think of melancholy, a term originally used to consider the mental and psychological subjective states, in relation to philosophical thought? What type of a relationship can we find between this multifaceted term and philosophy? And what can we say of a philosophy whose internal structure is melancholic? In the seminar we will explore these questions through readings in various philosophical, psychoanalytic and literary texts, including those of Aristotle, Shakespeare, Freud, Heidegger, Benjamin, Kristeva and others.

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