Philosophy 184

Fall 2020

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
184 Nietzsche Kaiser TuTh 12:30-2 Barrows 56

The course will focus on key ideas in Nietzsche’s philosophy, including his theory of drives, perspectivism, nihilism, the revaluation of values, the ‘will to power’, herd morality, ‘self’-creation, art, and the ‘affirmation of life’. We will discuss, among other shorter works, extensive excerpts from The Birth of Tragedy, The Gay Science, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Genealogy of Morals, and the late notes posthumously collected in The Will to Power.

Previously taught: SP19, FL17, FL10, SP08, SP04.