post-structuralism

NVC Reading notes #5 (Some Themes for Thought)

NVC Reading notes #5 (Some Themes for Thought)

As a pedagogic device for working on NVC the suggestion I made to my students is that a series of ‘themes’ are identified which then provide a backbone for ‘indexing’ some of the content with a view to building up a ground for exegetical work.  The idea would be to take each theme – or at least a selection of… Read more →

NVC Reading notes #4

NVC Reading notes #4

Klossowski – Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle – Reading notes for Ch.s 3-5 (These notes are partially exegetical for students and partially exploratory for myself). CH3 The ‘Eternal Return’ is the thought experiment from Nietzsche, the central presentation of which is found in ‘The Gay Science’, S.341 and runs as follows: ‘The heaviest weight. – What if some day or… Read more →

NVC Reading notes #2

NVC Reading notes #2

If one of the first impressions on reading NVC is that something like a ‘psycho-analysis’ is being done then it is worth asking why this impression occurs and what relation to Freud exists.  That it should be, in a sense, relatively uncontroversial to suggest NVC ‘reads like’ a psycho-analytic text comes from the emphasis of the biological, biographical and historical… Read more →

Revision for Nietzsche and Modern European Philosophy

Revision for Nietzsche and Modern European Philosophy

For my 3rd year students in NMEP.  (This is just a brief and partial account of the discussion today and students are welcome to continue the discussion here on on the WebCT bulletin board if they want a little more privacy, this is a public site after all.) Today we discussed the way in which we think the subject by… Read more →

NVC Reading notes #1

NVC Reading notes #1

(Notes primarily for the use of my 3rd year undergrad students on the Nietzsche and Modern European Philosophy course, terms 2 and 3, in which we’re studying Klossowski’s ‘Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle’ and Deleuze’s ‘Nietzsche and Philosophy’ and exploring the problematic of post-structuralism.  Page references to the Continuum impacts edition of NVC). The intention here is to follow a… Read more →