602028 SE Theoretical Philosophy 1

summer semester 2016 | Last update: 20.04.2016 Place course on memo list
SE Theoretical Philosophy 1
SE 2

Extensive interdisciplinary overview and in-depth discussions of debt research as a social issue.

Debts represent an economy of obligation. But: are we always obliged to pay back our debts or is there room for other logics (David Graeber)?  In our lecture series “The Debts Complex”, we want to explore particularly the philosophical and anthropological side of indebtedness and culpability by focusing on the genealogy of debts as a discursive product of society. How are economy and morality intertwined? In which ways do gouvernemental mechanisms of debts produce the inner industry of the indebted self (Maurizio Lazzarato)? 

Lectures, discussions, group work and short student presentations.

Active participation, written coursework.

To be announced.


The spring school will take place from 19th to 21st May 2016 at the Free University of Bozen and in cooperation with colleagues from Bozen and other universities. It is funded by the Euregio Mobility Fund which means that we can support travels and accommodation.

19.-21. Mai 2016, Free University Bozen