Phenomenology: culture and history
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HP127
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
Drawing on Husserl, Arendt, Heidegger and Deleuze, the nature of culture and history will be examined and its relation to specific expressions such as urban design, architecture, civil and commercial society and war in contemporary global society.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Husserl and the concept of the lifeworld
Heidegger, culture and history
Deleuze and cultures
Non-unitary global cultures.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Discuss the significance of the concept of the ‘lifeworld’.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course does not assume any prior knowledge. A willingness to critically examine concepts and some basic familiarity with discussion/debate, argument and evaluation will be beneficial.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will run in seminar format with short presentations including group discussion and Q&A. Slides and relevant links will be available online. No work outside class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Notemaking equipment of your own choice. Handouts of portions of relevant texts will be provided during the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might be interested in HP163, The Socratic philosophers: living a philosophical life, with the same tutor, which runs on Monday evenings from January 2023.
From reading Philosophy at a young age to the formal study of Cognitive Science, Philosophy & Psychology at the Universities of London and Sussex - after a prior career in video-arts - John Goff has been presenting philosophy courses to adults since the early 2000s. He uses a cross-disciplinary, seminar-based approach in his courses, drawing on Philosophy, Psychology and the wider Humanities & Social Sciences with an emphasis on the intersection of contemporary and classical European and Asian philosophical thought. He is the author of several works of philosophical fiction concerning artificial minds and organisms and alternative-human worlds including the novel 'The Last Days of the Most Hidden Man' and the novellas 'Eidopolis', 'Agents of Erasure' and 'Jupiter|Saturn'. His academic writings can be found on his academia.edu page at 'https://independentscholar.academia.edu/JohnGoff'.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.