Simon Critchley. Humour, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy.

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http://www.egs.edu Simon Critchley, philosopher and professor, talking about philosophy, comedy, humor, wit, Freud, Superego, and laughter. In this lecture, Simon Critchley discusses eccentricity, conscience, melancholia, ethical demand, Foucault, discipline, and self love, in relationship to jouissance, Lacan, desire, sexuation, finitude, Badiou, and jokes. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2010 Simon Critchley. Simon Critchley, Ph.D., is Chair and Professor of Philosophy at The New School, as well as a professor at the European Graduate School. Simon Critchley was born on February 27, 1960 in Hertfordshire, England. He is a world renowned scholar of Continental Philosophy and phenomenology. Much of his work examines the crucial relationship between the ethical and political within philosophy. Simon Critchley's published work deals largely with disappointment and it's relationship to philosophy; chiefly, religious or political disappointment. Simon Critchley's published works include: Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity: Essays on Derrida(1999), Levinas, and Contemporary French Thought (1999) , Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction(2001), On Humour (2002), and The Book of Dead Philosophers (2008).

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