PHIL 375 - Nietzsche's Philosophical Thought
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
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.

The class will cover not only Nietzsche but also some of the people Nietzsche read, who shaped the environment he wrote in. For the early years, this will include Richard Wagner's writings, and one of his operas, Socrates (via Plato and Aristophanes), Schopenhauer and David Strauss, who wrote an influential book on the life of Christ. For his middle years, we will supplement some of the readings with chapters from a book by F.A. Lange called A history of Materialism and Criticism of it's Present Influence, which Nietzsche read and is known to have been influenced by.

PHIL 375 - Nietzsche's Philosophical Thought
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
29004
Open
4
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 9780521243964
Daybreak : thoughts on the prejudices of morality, Author: transl. by R.J. Hollingdale : with an introd. by Michael Tanner., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 1. publ. 1982
Required
ISBN: 9780521630160
The birth of tragedy and other writings, Author: Friedrich Nietzsche ; edited by Raymond Geuss and Ronald Speirs ; translated by Ronald Speirs., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1999
Required
ISBN: 9780521319454
Human, all too human :a book for free spirits, Author: Friedrich Nietzsche. Transl. by R.J. Hollingdale., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press Repr. 1989
Required
ISBN: 9780521816595
The Anti-Christ, Ecce homo, Twilight of the idols, and other writings, Author: Friedrich Nietzsche ; edited by Aaron Ridley, Judith Norman ; translated by Judith Norman., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 6. Auflage 2005
Required
ISBN: 9780521770781
Beyond good and evil : prelude to a philosophy of the future, Author: Friedrich Nietzsche. Ed. by Rolf-Peter Horstmann... Translated by Judith Norman., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 1. publ. 2002
Required
ISBN: 9780521585842
Untimely meditations, Author: Friedrich Nietzsche. Ed. by Daniel Breazeale. Transl. by R. J. Hollingdale., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press Repr. 2003
Required
ISBN: 9780521631594
The gay science : with a prelude in German rhymes and an apencix of songs, Author: Friedrich Nietzsche. Ed. by Bernard Williams. Transl. by Josefine Nauckhoff., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 1. publ. 2001
Required
ISBN: 9780521404594
On the genealogy of morality, Author: Friedrich Nietzsche ; edited by Keith Ansell Pearson ; translated by Carol Diethe., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1st publ. 1994
Required
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