Power, Desire, and Anti-Humanism: Foucault and Deleuze
College: Institute for Christian Studies
Instructor 1: Hoff, Shannon
Course Code: 
ICT3778HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

Foucault and Deleuze came into prominence in European philosophy after the second world war. Both were critical of “humanist” assumptions in the interpretation of political and social life and interested in the theme of desire, its repression, and the political implications thereof. They argued, differently, that the humanist model of the individual is itself a reflection of a distinct set of power structures that had already co-opted desire and limited its possibilities. We’ll read a few texts from these authors, exploring their critique of humanism and their discussions of the nature of desire, political institutions, and power. Texts could include Discipline and Punish, History of Sexuality, Birth of the Clinic, Anti-Oedipus, and A Thousand Plateaus.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2010
Start Time: 
13:30
End Time: 
16:30
Tue
Schedule Notes: 
This course was formerly scheduled for the Winter Session.
Teaching Method: 
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: