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For the attention of undergraduates and M.A. students interested in postmodern philosophy and literature



Phenomenology and Existentialism



Dr. Louis N. Sandowsky





Spring Semester 2003



A lecture and seminar based examination of the philosophical and literary roots of deconstruction in phenomenology and existentialism. The principal themes of discourse are: the techniques of philosophical critique in the fields of phenomenology and deconstruction, intentionality and signification, the problem of the unconscious, living-temporality, spatiality, self-relation as mediated through the Other, memory, imagination, and passion. As well as being a historical survey of phenomenological thought, it is also a workshop on how to do phenomenology.


Writers include: Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, and Jacques Derrida



Important Note: Anyone who may be anxious about signing up for this course (and having to produce their work) in English may take this as a genuine opportunity to improve their skills in this area – quite apart from the fact that very few of the course texts are actually available in Hebrew translation. I will help you to edit your work. Lack of proficiency in English writing skills will not preclude you from qualifying to take any of my courses (believe me, they will improve), and it will not result in lower grades. I am primarily interested in the quality of your ‘ideas.’



Please address all questions about my courses to: cafedifferance@yahoo.com


See my web page: http://cafedifferance.haifa.ac.il/