Fall 2017

Topics in Continental Philosophy: Nietzsche’s Critique of Morality

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-363


Rafeeq Hasan (Section 01)


This course will focus on a careful reading of two principal texts by Nietzsche, Birth of Tragedy and On the Genealogy of Morals. Our goal is to understand and evaluate Nietzsche’s critique of the idea of morality, based on the concepts of obligation, guilt, and responsibility, and to investigate Nietzsche’s own positive vision of ethics. We will consider sections from Nietzsche’s other works, including DaybreakEcce Homo, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra, as well as important secondary literature, including engagements with Nietzsche from a feminist and philosophy of race perspective.

Requisite: One course in PHIL. Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Professor Hasan.

If Overenrolled: Preference to majors, then by class and to those who attend first class


Attention to Writing


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2017