Angst: Existenzialismus, Phänomenologie und Psychoanalyse

Amanda Holmes
Art Sciences and Art Education, Philosophy
2023W, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04809

Description

“Anxiety may be compared with dizziness. He whose eye happens to look down into the yawning abyss becomes dizzy. But what is the reason for this? It is just as much in his own eye as in the abyss, for suppose he had not looked down. Hence anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” Søren Kierkegaard, The Concept of Anxiety

 

“Anxiety is anxiety in-the face-of, but not in the face of this or that; anxiety is anxiety-about—but not about this or that. Anxiety is in-the-face-of-and-about—but not about this or that. Anxiety in the face of what? About what? That is indeterminate. […] In this Nothing that is unveiled through anxiety, we slip away from ourselves” Martin Heidegger, What is Metaphysics?

 

“In two aspects, as an automatic phenomenon and as a rescuing signal, anxiety is seen to be a product of the infant’s mental helplessness which is a natural counterpart of its biological helplessness.” Sigmund Freud, Inhibitions, Symptoms, and Anxiety

 

This course traces the question of anxiety through three movements: Existentialism, Phenomenology, and Psychoanalysis through close readings of key texts from  Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Freud.

 

Tentative Reading Schedule

October 5: Kierkegaard The Concept of Anxiety, selections

October 12: Kierkegaard The Concept of Anxiety, selections

October 19 (double class (16:00-20:00)) Kierkegaard The Concept of Anxiety, selections

November 9  Heidegger What is Metaphysics

November 16 Heidegger (double class (16:00-20:00)) What is Metaphysics?

November 23 Freud Inhibitions, Symptoms, and Anxiety

November 30 (double class (16:00-20:00)) Freud Inhibitions, Symptoms, and Anxiety

Examination Modalities

In-class participation and three very short (2 page) reading responses to each of the texts we will be reading together.

Dates

05 October 2023, 16:00–18:00 Seminar Room 22
12 October 2023, 16:00–18:00 Seminar Room 22
19 October 2023, 16:00–20:00 Seminar Room 22
09 November 2023, 16:00–18:00 Seminar Room 22
16 November 2023, 16:00–20:00 Seminar Room 22
23 November 2023, 16:00–18:00 Seminar Room 22
30 November 2023, 16:00–20:00 Seminar Room 22

Course Enrolment

Until 12 October 2023, 15:00
Via online registration

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