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Fall 2018-2019
* PHI 306 / COM 393 (EM)   No Pass/D/Fail


Alexander Nehamas

An examination of Nietzsche's central views, including the role of tragedy, the place of science, the eternal recurrence, the will to power, and the primacy of the individual. We will also examine Nietzsche's ambiguous attitude toward philosophy and his influence on literature and criticism.

Sample reading list:
F. Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy
F. Nietzsche, The Gay Science
F. Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
F. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
F. Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morals
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading: about 50-75 pages per week. Writing: three papers, two during term, one due at the end of term.

Papers - 90%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
At least one Philosophy course-not elementary logic. Freshmen admitted only after interview. Please contact Prof. Nehamas for an appointment..

Other information:
At least one course in philosophy is strongly recommended. Three papers, each counting for 30% of the final grade. Participation in precept, 10% of final grade.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22539 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm M W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
22896 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled