Structuralism

FRENCH711

Structuralism. Introduction to the history of an intellectual movement from Ferdinand de Saussure to Roland
Barthes, Claud Levi-Strauss, Jacques Lacan, and Michel Foucault. An emphasis is given to questions of method and
issues concerning the individuation of cultures and individualities. Additional readings include chapters from
Georges Canguilhem, Vincent Descombes, Jean Hyppolite, Alexandre Kojeve, and Maurice Merlau-Ponty. Particular
attention will be given to "non-Western" societies. 3 units.