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School of History

SSPL142H7 - The Philosophy of Nietzsche

Credits: 30
Semester: Spring

Module Convenor: Dr Stacie Friend

This module focuses on the philosophical work of Friedrich Nietzsche and some of his most important influences. Topics may include:
Schopenhauer's pessimistic doctrine that life is suffering, and the extent to which Nietzsche should be read as sharing and responding to his concerns; how art and aesthetic experience might offer meaningful redemption from suffering; Nietzsche's genealogical method and critique of Christian morality; the value and disvalue of truth and knowledge; and the Romantics' critique of the Enlightenment, the death of God, and the spectre of nihilism.

Assessment: Essay (4,000 words) 100%

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