What is the course about?
Drawing on Husserl, Arendt, Heidegger and Deleuze, the nature of the lifeworld will be examined and its relation to specific aspects of cultural expression 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 and culture
• 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?
Introductory. An interest in exploring ideas in a philosophical manner would be beneficial.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will run in a seminar format with short presentations. Q&A and small or group discussion. There is no work outside class. Slides will be available online.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. Bring note-taking equipment of your own preference.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please see www.citylit.ac.uk for the full range of philosophy courses on offer.