The idea or notion of the "subject" has been central to contemporary philosophical discussions and encompass problems and areas that refer to personal and collective identity, to subjectivity o subjectivities in personal and interpersonal understandings and relational processes. It refers to the individual moment of these relational processes and to the constitution of social spaces and institutions. This course has been developing this approach in the course of the 3 last years a)by exploring a relational idea of the subject, b) underscoring its performative character (Butler), c) centering this performative relationality in specific contexts of negativity and harm and d) focusing on how these proceses appear in the corporal space of the skin and touch. The contents and discussions are not repeated from year to year, but follow the lines of a research program. In 2021, linking the develpments of the last two years, we will focus on the relationship between the subject (understood as just depicted) and her body in the specific context of harm experiences. Thus, we intend to explore how contemporary philosophy (Phenomenology, Deconstruction and Critical Theory) analyses the subject's corporality or the subjectivity of/in the person's embodiment in such negative experiences. With this perspective in mind will be focusing on torture, rape and social dispossesion as processes both of destruction and construction of subjetivity.
Evaluation: A final paper, whose subject has to be discussed with the instructor by the end of april, and whose deadline is the last day of the examination period, will be the basis for evaluation.