Existentialism Course, Summer 2017

Friday with Friends at the Museum
“Friday with Friends at the Museum” ©2017 Pahndeepah

When I do lectures in this class, I will post the audio files here. Doing this lets students be a little more free to engage in the lecture without worry that they will miss taking notes on something important. It can be revisited. Students know I am taping the lecture, so their questions and responses are taped with their permission. I also will post the key words and concepts put up on the white board if I recall to grab pictures.

Warning: Do not be expecting carefully set out lectures. You should know I don’t play that way.



Monday, 10 July 2017–Introduction

Tuesday, 11 July 2017–Up against the wall together (Sartre)



Wednesday, 12 July 2017–Existentialism as humanization (Sartre)

Thursday, 13 July 2017–Reason & Existenz Part 1: Situation and Exception (Jaspers)

Lecture, First Half

Discussion, Second Half



Monday, 17 July 2017–Welcoming absurdity (Camus)

Tuesday, 18 July 2017–Angst beyond the crowd (Kierkegaard)

Kierkegaard lecture white board

Wednesday, 19 July 2017–The Will to Possibility (Nietzsche and Ortega y Gasset)

Thursday, 20 July 2017–Reason & Existenz Part 2: The Encompassing (Jaspers)


Monday, 24 July 2017, Openness as Thinkering (Heidegger)

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, Building Dwelling Thinking 1 (Heidegger)


Previous blog post pertinent to this discussion:

Thing Think Thank
Thing Think Thank 2

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, Building Dwelling Thinking 2 (Heidegger)

Thursday, 27 July 2017, Reason and Existenz Part 3: Truth as Communicability (Jaspers)



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