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PHIL 416 001 (Seminar)

Topics in 19th-Century Philosophy

Study of a major 19th-century philosopher such as Hegel, Mill or Nietzsche, or school, such as German Idealism.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 06, 2020 to Apr 08, 2020)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 17, 2020


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
February 14, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Tue Thu12:3014:00Irving K Barber Learning Centre461
Instructor: VERKERK, WILLOW


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:11
Currently Registered:14
General Seats Remaining:11
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  This course studies "Beyond Good and Evil" and "On the Genealogy of Morality" with excerpts from The Gay Science and Thus Spoke Zarathustra in order to examine Nietzsche's critique of metaphysics and morality. Nietzsche's critique involves a questioning of truth, identity, and freedom. His method of "genealogy" allows him to cast a perspective of suspicion on shared beliefs, one which initiates his readers into a new kind of critical thinking that is both intellectual and emotive. Together, we will chart Nietzsche's deconstruction of western metaphysics and learn why his thinking was so influential to Martin Heidegger, Georges Bataille, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Derrida, and Luce Irigaray. We will also look to contemporary readings of Nietzsche in &~ the analytic tradition (Brian Leiter, Maudemarie Clark, and John Richardson, amongst others).

Book Summary :
Title Reqd/Opt/Rel Author ISB
Beyond Good & Evil / On The Genealogy of Morality Required NIETZSCHE 9780804788984