GOVT 4279

GOVT 4279

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

In recent years literary representations and philosophical discussions of the status of the animal vis-à-vis the human have abounded.  In this course, we will track the literary phenomenology of animality.  In addition we will read philosophical texts that deal with the questions of animal rights and of the metaphysical implications of the "animal."  Readings may include, among others, Agamben, Aristotle, Berger, the Bible, Calvino, Coetzee, Darwin, Derrida, Descartes, Donhauser, Gorey, Haraway, Hegel, Heidegger, Herzog, Kafka, Kant, La Mettrie, de Mandeville, Montaigne, Nietzsche, Ozeki, Rilke, Schopenhauer, Singer, Sorabji, Sterchi, Stevens, de Waal, Wittgenstein, Wolfe.  A reading knowledge of German and French would be helpful.

When Offered Fall or Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS, ETM-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 4240ENGL 4260GERST 4260

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17224 GOVT 4279   SEM 101

    • W Uris Hall 494
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Gilgen, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person