Nietzsche: Perspectives on Perspectivism
Friedrich Nietzsche, the notorious 19th-century German classicist and philosopher, has alternately been viewed as high priest of postmodernism, proto-Nazi, ethical genius, and prophet of nihilism. In this course, we will explore the work of this provocative figure who continues to exert a controversial influence on contemporary writers, thinkers, and artists. We will look at his writings on ancient Greek tragedy and philosophy, Socrates, and Jesus, and we will examine his personae as social critic, moral polemicist, philosophical terrorist, and visionary madman. The course will feature integrated readings and discussions of some of his works, together with a selection of the original ancient texts that inspired them.
You'll Walk Away with
- Familiarity with Nietzsche’s famous works
- An understanding of Nietzsche’s role and importance in the history of philosophy
- The culturally engaged
- Professionals who use critical thinking