PHIL 252, GRST 290|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory, Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
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.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(CSCT)(GRST-MN)(GRST)(PHIL)(PHIL-Social Jus)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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This course is associated with a .5 credit course taught in German on the same topic (though with fewer and more varied readings). Students may enroll in either course independently of the other, but enrolling in both is encouraged (and not at all redundant) for those with advanced-intermediate (B2+) German. See the Center for Global Studies course listings (CGST290).
|Instructor(s): Smyth,Daniel Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: FISK404; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 10||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: -10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 3||FR: 0|
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