FTR-THMA108
Seminar Philosophy of Religion
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-THMA108
Credits (ECTS)10
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Theologie;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
prof. dr. H. Westerink
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Lecturer
prof. dr. H. Westerink
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. H. Westerink
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Academic year2018
Period
PER1-PER2  (03/09/2018 to 06/01/2019)
Starting block
PER1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
Insight in Foucault's project of the hermeutics of the self as a hermeneutics of Christianity; insight in the complex relation between philosophical and Christian practices of the self (ascesis) and models for subjectivity.
Content
What is the relation between philosophy, Christianity and the emergence of Western forms of subjectivity? In this seminar we will read and explore texts in which Christianity is associated with institutions, practices and techniques that shape and transform man's inner life and the relation to one's body. In this course key texts from (the late) Foucault on the hermeneutics of the self and ascesis will be central, but also some texts of other authors that connect to Foucault's approach will be explored - Nietzsche, De Certeau, Hadot and Agamben.
Test information
Papers and protocols during the course and final essay

Required materials
Book
Title:The Genealogy of Morality, part III (on ascetic ideals)
Author:F. Nietzsche
Book
Title:The Use of Pleasure, The History of Sexuality.
Author:M. Foucault
To be announced

Instructional modes
Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Paper
Test weight1
Test typePaper
OpportunitiesBlock TENT2, Block TENT3