RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Section: 011 Nietzsche: Philosopher and Psychologist
Term: FA 2017
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In the history of Western thought and culture, Nietzsche remains one of the most original, courageous and discomforting thinkers. As the father of 19th century nihilism and 20th century existentialism, he proclaimed: "God is dead. We have murdered him," and then proceeded to uncover a vision of existence as purposeless, empty, and incomprehensible. With his corrosive skepticism, he undermined all traditional and unquestioned absolutes and values: bourgeois morality, science and reason, Christianity, democracy, etc.—all viewed as fraudulent attempts to mask a void, a nothingness yawning beneath man's daily life. But Nietzsche not only diagnosed the pathology and decadence of modern civilization, his philosophy also contained a visionary and prophetic impulse designed to lead man beyond the despair, triviality and meaninglessness of contemporary life. A new form of purely secular redemption would be achieved by the self-affirming "individual" driven by the "Will to Power" to create a personal meaning in a meaningless world. Readings: Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, The Anti-Christ, Hitler, My Struggle (Mein Kampf- selections) and other Nazi intellectuals; and the constitution of the United States.

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
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ISBN: 9780521630160
The birth of tragedy and other writings, Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich, 1844-1900., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 2011
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ISBN: 1440674191
The portable nietzsche, Author: Nietzsche, Frieich., Publisher: Penguin Books 2014
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ISBN: 0511068778
Nietzsche : Beyond Good and Evil., Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2001
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ISBN: 9781281085726
On the Genealogy of Morality. Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2007
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ISBN: 0451524934
1984 : a novel, Author: by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm., Publisher: Signet Classic [Nachdr.] 1961
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