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FILJATKO A seminar on theoretical social research: Debt 3 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
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Postgraduate studies
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Doctoral Programme in Philosophy
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

General description

A new seminar for PhD-students and advanced students from any discipline, interested in social theory broadly conceived. During spring 2015 we will be reading David Graeber's Debt: the first 5000 years. The text will be available via moodle for registered participants.

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Arto Laitinen, Teacher responsible
Risto Heiskala, Teacher responsible
Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen, Teacher responsible
Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen ‎[Turo-Kimmo.Lehtonen[ät]staff.uta.fi]‎


14-Jan-2015 – 20-May-2015
Wed 14-Jan-2015 at 15-18, Atalpa 143, 11.2, 11.3, 18.3, 1.4, 15.4

Evaluation criteria

Each participant gives a brief presentation of a chapter for the basis of a discussion in the seminar; and at the end of the term returns a brief seminar diary of all the chapters (consisting of notes and own ideas).

Study materials

David Graeber: Debt. the first 5000 years

Further information

Place: Atalpa 143

Time: Wed 15-18 Dates: 11.2, 11.3, 18.3, 1.4, 15.4

11.2. Jani Pulkki 1-42 Florian Houpier 43-88

11.3. Paula Rauhala 89-127 Olli Herranen 127-165

18.3. XXX 166-192 Angel Iglesias Ortiz 193-221 Michael Osei 222- 250

1.4. Dermot Lyons 251-306 Mihku Hytönen 307-333

15.4. Jaakko Belt  334-360 Dong Seob Lee 361-393

In addition to the presentations,write half a page summary of all chapters, a selective abstract of the chapter. That will help you to prepare for the discussion. After the class, send the 6p document to arto.laitinen@uta.fi