The Dennes Room

Philosophy 183

Spring 2006

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
183 Schopenhauer and Nietzsche Sluga TuTh 9:30-11 110 Barrows

In The Will to Power, Nietzsche speaks of Schopenhauer as his most important precursor adding that he has deepened Schopenhauer pessimism and “by devising its extremist antithesis first really experienced it.” In this course I propose to examine Schopenhauer’s and Nietzsche’s metaphysical, epistemological, and moral doctrines with a view to their similarities and differences.

READINGS: Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 1 Dover Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy, trans. Whiteside, Penguin Books Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations, trans. Breazeale and Hollingdale, Cambridge Nietzsche, The Will to Power, trans. Kaufmann and Hollingdale, Vintage