Michaelmas Term Card 2021

Michaelmas 2021-22 Dr Barnabas Aspray(convenor)

Mondays, 2.00-3.30 pm, Gibson Seminar Room 2

This is the core seminar in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms for all students taking the MSt or MPhil in Modern Theology. Each week, all participants will be expected to read the text(s) carefully (including supplementary reading) and contribute verbally in a seminar-style discussion. In Michaelmas term, the text/figure will be introduced by a member of the faculty and will then be open to discussion by the group. In Hilary term, each student will choose a week to begin the seminar with a brief presentation, which will be followed by a facilitated discussion by a member of the faculty. The texts for the seminar are listed below; lists of (optional) secondary reading will be distributed a week in advance of each session. Reading List

Week 1, 11 October: Methods and Styles in Modern Philosophy and Theology, Dr Barnabas Aspray and Dr Philip Moller, SJ

Week 2, 18 October: Immanuel Kant, Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason, Professor Daphne Hampson

Week 3, 25 October: G. W. F. Hegel, ‘Preface’ and ‘Introduction’ to The Phenomenology of Spirit and Part I of The Philosophy of Religion (Lectures of 1827), Professor Joel Rasmussen

Week 4, 1 November: Søren Kierkegaard, Philosophical Fragments, Dr Matthew Kirkpatrick

Week 5, 8 November: Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality, Professor Joel Rasmussen

Week 6, 15 November: Martin Heidegger, Being and Time, Professor Johannes Zachhuber

Week 7, 22 November: Paul Ricœur, ‘The Critique of Religion and The Language of Faith’, Union Seminary Quarterly Review 28 (1973), Dr Barnabas Aspray

Week 8, 29 November: Gayatri Spivak, The Spivak Reader, Dr Philip Moller, SJ