PHI 630: MERLEAU-PONTY AND DERRIDA

BODY, LANGUAGE, AND EXPRESSION


HUGH J. SILVERMAN
SPRING 2007
MONDAYS 6:00-9:00
HARRIMAN 249
Office Hours (Harriman 203):
Wednesdays 3-5 and by appt.

 

Books are available at both StonyBooks and the University Bookshop.

 

Texts will be selected from:
I. Maurice Merleau-Ponty
PHENOMENOLOGY OF PERCEPTION (Routledge) - - first assignments: Preface, I, chs 4-6, II, ch 4, III, chs 1-3
CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE ACQUISITION OF LANGUAGE (Northwestern)
PROSE OF THE WORLD (Northwestern)
MERLEAU-PONTY AESTHETICS READER, ed. Galen Johnson (Northwestern)
THE VISIBLE AND THE INVISIBLE (Northwestern)
TEXTS AND DIALOGUES, eds. Hugh J. Silverman and James Barry Jr.(Humanity Books)

II. Jacques Derrida
SPEECH AND PHENOMENA (Northwestern University Press)
THE TRUTH IN PAINTING (University of Chicago Press)

MEMOIRS OF THE BLIND (University of Chicago Press)

ON TOUCHING -- JEAN-LUC NANCY (Stanford University Press)


Recommended (for consultation):
III. authored or edited by Hugh J. Silverman

PHILOSOPHY AND NON-PHILOSOPHY SINCE MERLEAU-PONTY,
includes Hugh J. Silverman translation of Merleau-Ponty's "Philosophy and Non-Philosophy since Hegel" (Northwestern)
DERRIDA AND DECONSTRUCTION (Routledge)

PHILOSOPHY AND DESIRE (Routledge)
INSCRIPTIONS: After Phenomenology and Structuralism (Northwestern)
TEXTUALITIES: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction (Routledge)


 

 

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