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Bruno Bosteels

The Jargon of Finitude

A Master Class
University of Toronto
Fall 2013

Week 1: October 4: Finitude

Theodor W. Adorno, The Jargon of Authenticity
Martin Heidegger, Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics
Michel Foucault, Man and His Doubles, The Order of Things

Week 2: October 18: Difference

Mao Zedong, On Contradiction, Five Essays on Philosophy
Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Adventures of the Dialectic B809.8 .M4413 VIC
Gianni Vattimo, The Adventure of Difference
Jacques Derrida, Cogito and the History of Madness, Writing and Difference
Jacques Derrida, From Restricted to General Economy, Writing and Difference
Jacques Derrida, Diffrance, Margins of Philosophy
Jacques Derrida, Specters of Marx
Louis Althusser, Contradiction and Overdetermination, For Marx
Jean-Luc Nancy, The Speculative Remark
Jean-Luc Nancy, Hegel: The Restlessness of the Negative
Catherine Malabou, Changing Difference on order

Week 3: November 1: Retreat

Jacques Derrida, The Retrait of Metaphor, Psyche: Invention of the Other
Jacques Derrida, The Ends of Man, Margins of Philosophy
Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe, Ouverture and Conclusion, Les Fins de lhomme
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy, Retreating the Political
Alain Badiou, Liminaire, in Peut-on penser la politique? Robarts JA71 .B26 1985

Week 4: November 15: Inoperativity & Community

Michel Foucault, Madness, the Absence of Work, Critical Inquiry 21 (1995): 290-8.
------------. My Body, This Paper, This Fire. The Oxford Literary Review 4 (1; (1979)): 5-28.
Victoria Periodical Stacks

Jean-Luc Nancy, The Inoperative Community
Jean-Luc Nancy, Being Singular Plural
Jean-Luc Nancy and Christophe Bailly, La comparution/The Compearance: from the
Existence of Communism to the Community of Existence, Political Theory
20.3 (1992): 371-98.
Jean-Luc Nancy, The Confronted Community, The Obsessions of Georges Bataille
B2430 .B33954 O26 VIC
Maurice Blanchot, The Unavowable Community
Giorgio Agamben, The Coming Community

Week 5: November 22: Affect

Karl Marx, Letters from the Deutsch-Franzsiche Jahrbcher (available here)
Sigmund Freud, Mourning and Melancholia, The Standard Edition, vol. 14
Wendy Brown, Resisting Left Melancholia, Loss, ed. David L. Eng HN16 .L67 2003 SMC
Bruno Bosteels, The Melancholy Left, in Marx and Freud in Latin America
PQ7081 .B676 2012 SMC
Giorgio Agamben, The Lost Object The Phantasms of Eros, Stanzas CB245 .A3313 VIC
Giorgio Agamben, Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive
Giorgio Agamben, In this Exile, Means without Ends
Jacques-Alain Miller, On Shame, Jacques Lacan and the Other Side of Psychoanalysis
Joan Copjec, May 68, The Emotional Month, Lacan and His Silent Partners
Catherine Malabou, Go Wonder: Subjectivity and Affects in Neurobiological Times,
Self and Emotional Life: BF531 .J64 2013 SMC