Introduction to the Philosophy of Nietzsche

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro to Nietzsche

Fall 2020

Taught By: Yunus Tuncel

Section: A

CRN: 8987

Credits: 3

We study the central themes of Nietzsche's writings: the Apollonian and the Dionysian in his reinterpretation of ancient Greek culture and his notions of history, moral feelings (pity, revenge, selfless love), the eternal return, the overman, and the will to power. These themes are explored both within the context of Nietzsche's philosophical projects, such as his critique of morality, and in relation to contemporary problems such as bigotry, fanaticism, and systematic injustices. We also study his thoughts on philosophy, art, religion, science, language, soul, and body within the context of his notion of culture. What is the role of art in culture? How are science and art related? We pose these questions with Nietzsche and attempt to understand how his life and thought have influenced our era.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:47am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020