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GCAS Deconstruction Serie with Giovanni Tusa & Jean-Luc Nancy

The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) is pleased to announce our Deconstruction Serie taught by Giovanni Tusa with Jean-Luc Nancy.  This is a unique seminar that will allow you to study with these leading theorists.  This course will be in the English language and is easily accessible via our GCAS-E-School online.

To register simply contact our Director of Education & Technology, Andi Sciacca @ <andi.sciacca@thegcas.com>. There is limited space available so sign-up today to reserve your seat.  

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Jean-Luc Nancy is the Chair of GCAS’ Institute for Critical Media & Cultural Studies

Giovanni Tusa is the Director of GCAS’ Institute for Critical Media & Cultural Studies

CCS 597-1 Deconstruction Serie

Course Description:

This course will explore crucial issues of contemporary continental philosophy through the work of Heidegger, Derrida, Nancy, Agamben, Esposito.

Deconstruction could be conceived as a kind of inhabitation, an activity which dismantle the house in which it dwells, while still living in it, since in Derrida word’s, there is no other way of living that is not inheriting, so that we are profoundly always already implicated in the tradition we are questioning. In this sense, Deconstruction is a radical operation that exposes the way in which a privileged concept serves as a principle or idea that grounds a stable structure: a text, a philosophical system, an institution, a political organization, a state. Something that has always being already separated, and thus, elevated, and becomes unexamined within the structure or system to which it belongs, to which it is proper. As Derrida put it, the of structure has always neutralised what he calls, the structurality of a structure, and therefore “structure–or rather the structurality of structure–although it has always been at work, has always been neutralised or reduced, and this by a process of giving it a center or of referring it to a point of presence, a fixed origin. The function of this center was not only to orient, balance, and organize the structure … but above all to make sure that the organizing principle of the structure would limit what we might call the play of the structure”.

Here’s a film that Giovanni Tusa produced with Jean-Luc Nancy

Course Schedule:

1) Saturday 25 April

2) Saturday 2 May

3) Saturday 23 May (Seminar by Jean-Luc Nancy)

4) Saturday 13 June (Seminar by Jean-Luc Nancy)

5) Saturday 20 June

Course Times:  Saturdays, TBA

Course Dates:  April – June, 2015 [see schedule]

Course Fee:     $250 Audit / $350 Certificate

Credits:           3

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