Spring 2023 Religion GR6620 section 001

Walter Benjamin: Thinking In a Damaged W

Thinking In a Damaged Wor

Call Number 16568
Day & Time
W 12:10pm-2:00pm
201 80 Claremont Ave
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Yannik Thiem
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

In this seminar we will examine the thought of the early 20th-century German-Jewish thinker Walter Benjamin in light of his commitment to the task of philosophy (broadly understood) as a form of Erkenntniskritik, epistemological critique, that takes up questions of experience, history, culture, and politics in a damaged world. Paying special attention to Benjamin’s deployment and reshaping of theological tropes and figures, our considerations will be shaped around the following thematics: (1) the transformations of theorizing experience in relation to philosophies of history; (2) the critique of culture and modernity; and (3) the aesthetics of rhetoric and affect in relation to social criticism.

Web Site Vergil
Department Religion
Enrollment 8 students (15 max) as of 5:05PM Saturday, September 23, 2023
Subject Religion
Number GR6620
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20231RELI6620G001