Start in week of 3 January 2022
The fee per course is € 285 including exam and resit. The yearly registration fee is € 40.
In this course, we analyse the transition from a linear, oppositional, externalising, identity based discourse on ecology to a circular, inclusive discourse that is based on a ecophilosophical perspective, that focuses on differences and relations. Connecting the domain of arts, science and politics to philosophy, a threefold ecology (ECO3) is explored and fed back into the current debates on ecology. The broad perspective is the proposition that after the modern enlightenment of the mind 21st century schizoid man is up to a new medial enlightenment that acknowledges the productive role of technology for the constitution of our self-consciousness.
The seminars are not obligatory. Lectures will be recorded.
Acquiring a limited but relevant overview on current philosophical debates on sustainability and ecology and being able to analyze and debate specific ecophilosophical problems concerning the relation between economy, ethics, politics and ecology. To learn to carefully read, understand and critically reflect on selected texts of a diversity of authors that problematize conventional concepts, disclosing new perspectives on ecological issues focused on the transition of philosophy to ecosophy, and being able to transpose these acquired insights to one’s own field of expertise.
No prior knowledge is required.
Bachelor 1, Block 2B; 3 January until 4 February 2022
Courseguide & literature
Please consult the course guide for the timetable and literature. Available in november 2021 here.