Dr. Louis N. Sandowsky
Time and the Constitution of the Self
Seminars on Edmund Husserl’s:
Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time
Week 1: Introduction: Time and Eternity. Heraclitus and Parmenides – The temporal versus the a temporal.
Week 2: Aristotle and
Week 3: The Cartesian Cogito and the presupposition of the Ego. David Hume’s analysis of the continuity of experience – the
unresolved issues. The necessity of shifting to a pre-egological orientation on the constitution of the temporal extendedness of consciousness.
Week 4: Introduction to
and the delineation of the horizon of phenomenological discourse on temporality.
Reading: PCIT – pp.1-20 – The Suspension of Objective Time.
Week 5: Reading: PCIT – pp. 21-49 – Retention.
Week 6: Reading: PCIT – pp. 49-75 – Reproduction, Primal Impression, and Protention.
Week 7: Reading: PCIT – pp. 77-103 – Primordial Flux.
Week 8: Reading: PCIT – Appendices.
Week 9: Summary and intro to later phenomenological and existential thought on temporality (Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty).
Week 10: Sartre’s existential discourse on the Self / Ego and its relation to that which is disclosed by Husserl’s phenomenology.
Week 11: The Self as a unity of a life-history. Husserl’s discourse on oneself as a community that is stretched out through time – including some contemporary analytical forms of approach to this theme.
Week 12: The deconstruction of Western discourse on time and self-presence: non-linear forms of temporality (Derrida).
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Derrida: A Critical Reader. Edited by David Wood. Blackwell. 1992.