Courses at Mary Ward Centre, London

8 January – 26 March 2018: Nihilism, Phenomenology and Existentialism

Beginning with a historical account of nihilism (looking at texts by Gorgias, Jacobi, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Deleuze and Severino), this course proceeds to a discussion of phenomenological and existential approaches to the meanings of being and nothingness (Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Beauvoir and Merleau-Ponty).

26 April – 12 July 2018: The Philosophy of Klossowski

This course examines the work of Pierre Klossowski, starting with discussions of his early work on aggressivity and his involvement with Georges Bataille and Roger Caillois in the College of Sociology. Moving to discussions of Klossowski’s interpretation of Nietzsche, it concludes with an analysis of Living Currency.