ASP309 - Critique and Creativity: Contemporary French Philosophy


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:



Students must have passed at least one ASP-coded level 2 unit



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week


Is there a relation between practices of philosophical critique and the possibility of creating new forms of life and thought? We will try to answer this question by turning to the works of several contemporary French philosophers, including Bergson, Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida and Cixous. We will come to grips with their philosophical programs and examine the implications of their ideas for our thinking about reality, knowledge, ethics and the nature of philosophical practice itself.

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