Third Field

  1. T.W. Adorno, Aesthetic Theory
  2. T.W. Adorno, The Dialectic of Enlightenment
  3. Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer
  4. Giorgio Agamben, Potentialities
  5. Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  6. Hannah Arendt, Lectures on Kant’s Political Philosophy
  7. Georges Bataille, The Accursed Share
  8. George Bataille, “The Notion of Expenditure”
  9. Jane Bennet, “Edible Matter”
  10. Jane Bennet, “The Force of Things”
  11. Henri Bergson, Creative Evolution
  12. Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction
  13. Jean Brillat-Savarin, Physiology of Taste
  14. Edmund Burke, A Philosophic Enquiry
  15. Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species
  16. Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life
  17. Gilles Deleuze, Pure Immanence
  18. Gilles Deleuze, What is Philosophy
  19. Jacques Derrida, “From Restricted to General Economy”
  20. Michel Foucault, Birth of Biopolitics
  21. Michel Foucault, Care of the Self
  22. Sigmund Freud, Beyond the Pleasure Principle
  23. Sigmund Freud, Totem and Taboo
  24. Elizabeth Grosz, The Nick of Time
  25. G.W.F. Hegel, Lectures on Aesthetics (Introduction)
  26. G.W.F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit
  27. G.W.F. Hegel, Philosophy of Nature (Introduction)
  28. Martin Heidegger, Letter on Humanism
  29. David Hume, Of the Standard of Taste
  30. David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature
  31. Immanuel Kant, Critique of Power of Judgment
  32. Emmanuel Levinas, Otherwise than Being
  33. Georg Lukacs, History and Class Consciousness
  34. Karl Marx, 1844 Manuscripts
  35. Marcel Mauss, The Gift
  36. Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and Invisible
  37. Sianne Ngai, “Our Aesthetic Categories”
  38. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
  39. Friedrich Nietzsche, History for Life
  40. Jacques Rancière, Le partage du sensible
  41. Friedrich Schiller, On the Aesthetic Education of Man
  42. Eve Sedgwick, Touching Feeling
  43. Percy Shelley, “On Life”
  44. Percy Shelley, “Vindication of Natural Diet”
  45. Georg Simmel, The View of Life
  46. William Wordsworth, Preface to Lyrical Ballads


Third Field: From Taste to Waste and Back Again



Taste (Aesthetics)


Edmund Burke

–        [1757] A Philosophic Enquiry


David Hume

–        [1757] “Of the Standard of Taste”


Immanuel Kant

–        [1790] Critique of the Power of Judgment


Friedrich Schiller

–        [1794] On the Aesthetic Education of Man


G.W.F. Hegel

–        [1818-1829] Selections from Aesthetics (“Introduction,” “The Beauty of Art or the Ideal”)


T.W. Adorno

–        [1970] Aesthetic Theory


Pierre Bourdieu

–        [1979] Distinction

Hannah Arendt

–        [1992] Lectures on Kant’s Political Philosophy


Jacques Rancière

–        [2000] Le partage du sensible



Waste (Philosophy of Nature and the Body)


David Hume

–        [1739-40] Selections A Treatise of Human Nature (Book II, Part III – “Of the will and direct passions”)


William Wordsworth

–        [1800] Preface to Lyrical Ballads


Percy Shelley

–        [1813] “A Vindication of Natural Diet”

–        [1815] “On Life”


G.W.F. Hegel

–        [1817] Selections from Philosophy of Nature


Karl Marx

–        [1844] Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844


Charles Darwin

–        [1859] On the Origin of Species


Friedrich Nietzsche

–        [1874] On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life


Henri Bergson

–        [1907] Creative Evolution


Georg Simmel

–        [1918] The View of Life


Sigmund Freud

–        [1913] Totem and Taboo

–        [1920] Beyond the Pleasure Principle


Georg Lukács

–        [1923] History and Class Consciousness


Georges Bataille

–        [1933] “The Notion of Expenditure” in Visions of Excess

–        [1949] La part maudite


T.W. Adorno

–        [1944] Dialectic of Enlightenment


Hannah Arendt

–        [1958] The Human Condition


Marcel Mauss

–        [1967] The Gift


Michel Foucault

–        [1978-79] Selections The Birth of Biopolitics (Lectures 11 and 12)


Giorgio Agamben

–        [1998] Homo Sacer



Back Again (The Body as Aesthetic Force)


G.W.F. Hegel

–        [1807] Phenomenology of Spirit


Jean Brillat-Savarin

–        [1825] Physiologie du goût


Friedrich Nietzsche

–        [1886] Beyond Good and Evil


Martin Heidegger

–        [1946] “Letter on Humanism”

Jacques Derrida

–        [1967] “From Restricted to General Economy” in Writing and Difference

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

–        [1968] The Visible and Invisible


Emmanuel Levinas

–        [1974] Otherwise than Being


Michel Foucault

–        [1984] Selections from The Care of the Self (“The Cultivation of the Self”)


Michel de Certeau

–        [1984] Practice of Everyday Life, vol. 1


Gilles Deleuze

–        [1991] Selections from Qu’est-ce que c’est la philosophie? (“Percept, affect et concept” and “Conclusion”)

–        [2001] Pure Immanence


Giorgio Agamben

–        [1999] Potentialities


Eve Sedgwick

–        [2003] Touching Feeling


Elizabeth Grosz

–        [2004] Selections from The Nick of Time (“Introduction: To the Untimely,” “History and the Untimely,” “The Philosophy of Life”)


Jane Bennett

–        [2004] “The Force of Things”

–        [2007] “Edible Matter”


Sianne Ngai

–        [2010] “Our Aesthetic Categories”


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