Contemporary Political Phil
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Division: The New School for Social Research
Course Number: GPHI 6656
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
In this course, we will focus on a number of concepts that both play a key role in understanding contemporary political realities, and that have attracted innovative and exciting work by important contemporary philosophers. Most of the issues to be discussed will center around the conception of sovereignty. Concepts to be discussed might include: power and violence; the political (as distinguished from politics); the politics of space (borders, deterritorialization) and of time (social acceleration); the promise and limits of democracy. The aim of the course will be to provide an introduction to some of the best work in contemporary political philosophy.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Not open to Undergraduate students.