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PHI 272 Introduction to Nietzsche 4cr

This course will offer an introduction into Nietzsche's thought. We will read and discuss several of Nietzsche's works and investigate important Nietzschean concepts such as the Transvaluation of Values, the Will to Power, and the Eternal Return, and furthermore understand these concepts as a fruitful way of approaching and critiquing philosophy and culture. In the last few weeks of the course we will explore contemporary interpretations of Nietzsche's texts by thinkers such as Irigaray and Derrida. These will allow us to see Nietzsche as a pivotal figure, a Modern thinker whose ideas open up philosophical possibilities by questioning the very foundations of the subject, truth, and philosophy.
Triad: Philosophy/Religion