PHIL 375 - Nietzsche's Philosophical Thought
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

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. Nietzsche was also unusually erudite, and he presupposes a great deal of learning from his readers about the history of philosphy, of drama and music, and of most everything else. To understand Nietzsche's many allusions and cryptic hints, and to recognize the targets of Nietzsche's sharp observations we'll need to learn a great deal about many other things: so this might best be seen as less of a Nietzsche course and more of a course of intellectual history that is structured around Nietzsche's writings. The readings will include excerpts from historical figures such as Socrates (via Plato and Aristophanes), Aristotle, ancient stoics and skeptics, Kant, Spinoza, Hegel, and the music of Wagner

PHIL 375 - Nietzsche's Philosophical Thought
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
44768
Open
6
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780521404594
On the genealogy of morality, Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1994
Required
ISBN: 9780521243964
Daybreak : thoughts on the prejudices of morality, Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1982
Required
ISBN: 9780521630160
The birth of tragedy and other writings, Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1999
Required
ISBN: 9780521631594
The gay science : with a prelude in German rhymes and an apencix of songs, Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 2001
Required
ISBN: 9780521319454
Human, all too human :a book for free spirits, Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich, Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 1989
Required
ISBN: 0521602610
Thus spoke Zarathustra a book for all and none, Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich, Publisher: Cambrige Univ. Press 2006
Required
ISBN: 9780521816595
The Anti-Christ, Ecce homo, Twilight of the idols, and other writings, Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2005
Required
ISBN: 9780521585842
Untimely meditations, Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich, 1844-1900., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 2003
Required
ISBN: 9780521770781
Beyond good and evil : prelude to a philosophy of the future, Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 2002
Required
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