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Philosophy for Writers Part III

Philosophy for Writers Part III is for any writers regardless of previous enrollment in a Philosophy for Writers course. In this class, we will enter philosophy from a path that starts with Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments and ends with Judith Butler’s The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection. In between these works are Neitzsche’s dizzying On the Genealogy of Morality and Foucault’s dazzling Discipline and Punish. Though these works focus on the nature and structure and limits of human morality, the class will also examine their literary value and beauty. If you are a poet or a writer who wants more poetry in their prose, join us on this speculative adventure.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

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Instructor: Charles Tonderai Mudede

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 01/28/2020

End Date: 03/03/2020

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Charles Tonderai Mudede

Charles Tonderai Mudede is a Zimbabwean-born writer, filmmaker, and cultural critic. He writes about film, books, music, crime, art, economics, and urban theory for The Stranger. Mudede has made three films, two of which, Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and one, Zoo, was screened at Cannes. Mudede has written for the New York Times, Arcade Journal, Cinema Scope, Ars Electronica, The Village Voice, Radical Urban Theory, and C Theory. Mudede is also on the editorial board for the Black Scholar, which is based at the University of Washington, and between 1999 and 2005, lectured on post-colonial theory at Pacific Lutheran University, and in 2003 published a short book, Last Seen, with Diana George. Mudede has lived in Seattle since 1989.

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