PHI 347: HERMENEUTICS AND DECONSTRUCTION

FALL SEMESTER 2004

Prof. Hugh J. Silverman

WEDNESDAYS 7:00-10:00 p.m. - HARRIMAN HALL 214

Office: Harriman Hall 203

Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 p.m. and by app=t

Office Telephone: 632-7592

E-mail: hsilverman@ms.cc.sunysb.edu

 

SCHEDULE 

DATE & TOPIC TOPIC PROTOCOL

Sept  1 - Introduction to Hermeneutics and Deconstruction

Silverman

Textualities: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction [chapters 1-5]

John Zvokel

Sept  8 - Hermeneutics and Ontology

Heidegger

Supplements: From the Earliest Essays to Being and Time and Beyond [Dilthey and Jaspers chapters]

Please also read: "Introductions 1 & 2" of

Being and Time [Stambaugh trans./ SUNY Press, pp. 1-35]

Hoiwah Tam

Monika V.

Sept 15 - Rosh Hashanah. No classes after 5:00 PM.

   

Sept 22 - Hermeneutics of Poetry and Truth

Heidegger: Elucidations of Hölderlin's Poetry , esp. "Holderlin and the Essence of Poetry"

Emily B.

Michael Istvan

Sept 29 - No Class – Replaced with Dec 15 class.

Informal meeting with students in the class  

Oct. 6 -  Hermeneutics of the Work of Art

Heidegger: Poetry, Language, Thought

"Origin of the Work of Art"

"What are Poets For?"

"Language"

 

Oct 13 - Hermeneutics of the Event 

{first paper due}

Heidegger: On Time and Being  

Oct 20 -The Ends of Hermeneutics and Semiology

Derrida: Of Grammatology  

Oct 27 - Writing and Difference

Derrida: Of Grammatology  

Nov  3 - Margins of  Differences

{second  paper due}

Derrida: Margins of Philosophy  

Nov 10 - Writing the Event

Derrida: Margins of Philosophy  

Nov 17 - Restitution of Truth in Painting

Derrida: The Truth in Painting  

Nov 24             Thanksgiving

   

Dec 1 -  Deconstruction at the Limits

{third  paper due}

Derrida: Aporias   

Dec 8 - Deconstruction and the Political

Derrida: On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness  

Dec 15 - Deconstructions and Hermeneutics of Life 

(during final exam week)

Jacques Derrida/ Geoffrey Bennington