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Nietzsche - Science, Psychology, Genealogy

COL 290
Fall 2019
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: PHIL 252, GRST 290
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory, Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory
Course Cluster: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate, Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate

This course offers an intermediate survey of Friedrich Nietzsche's mature philosophical writings. Nietzsche's thought is centrally concerned, throughout his career, with a cluster of classical philosophical questions--does human life have meaning? What makes an action right or wrong? Can we comprehend the true nature of reality? What undergirds our normative judgments (of beauty or justice)? We will be especially concerned with tracking Nietzsche's reflections on the impact of modern science (especially the advent of Newton's mechanical physics and Darwin's evolutionary biology) on our conceptions of value and meaning in human life.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(CSCT)(GRST-MN)(GRST)(PHIL)(PHIL-Social Jus)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

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