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851-0148-04L  Cyclical time

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersT. Böhm
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

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AbstractThe idea of cyclical time is found in ancient pieces of wisdom (Pythagoreans, Plato, Buddhism) as reincarnation or memory, but also in Nietzsche as eternal return, in Deleuze as repetition, in Freud as repetition compulsion. We investigate the concept of repetition in combination with difference as a positive mode of thinking change.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the various forms and functions of repetition on the basis of texts by Plato (anamnesis), Freud (repetition compulsion), Kierkegaard (narration), Nietzsche (eternal return as cosmological and ethical principle), Deleuze (time synthesis and repetition of the future), Poincarés theorem of recurrence.

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersT. Böhm
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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851-0148-04 SZyklische Zeit2 hrs
Wed10-12LFW C 4 »
T. Böhm


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