PHIL 375 - Nietzsche's Philosophical Thought
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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May not be repeated for credit.
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Friedrich Nietzsche was a creative and changeable philosopher who produced writings with strikingly different styles as he passed through distinct phases of life. He addressed, in an unusually personal way, philosophy's most emotionally urgent questions: free will, moral obligation, religious faith (especially Christian faith), the distinctive value of creative activity and the relation of theoretical reflection to practical life, to name just a few. He was also an exceptionally learned writer who had profound criticisms of and observations about the great and not-as-great philosophers who preceded him. This class will take up different phases of Nietzsche's development, with readings from his earliest, middle and later periods. The readings may also include excerpts from historical figures such as Socrates (via Plato and Aristophanes), Aristotle, ancient stoics and skeptics, Kant, Spinoza, Hegel or Hume, to appreciate the targets of Nietzsche's sharp observations.

PHIL 375 - Nietzsche's Philosophical Thought
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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