Philosophy for Teens: Nietzsche!
This is a one-time class on Friedrich Nietzsche and his contributions to modern philosophy
Professor Dave, PhD
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“So … Nietzsche, what’s he all about?” That’s the question, and what your young learner will be able to answer after taking this one-time class. Even if your learner is curious to know just a little, or eager to begin studying “real” college-level philosophy, this class is for them. I will provide stories about Nietzsche’s life and works, explain the key philosophical problems of the modern age, and discuss different academic interpretations of Nietzsche’s most famous quotes. There is...
I have a PhD in the Philosophy of Religion from McGill University. My comprehensive exams for my doctorate were on Nietzsche and Schopenhauer (who influenced Nietzsche). My research then published in a title from McGill-Queens University Press.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Nietzsche is controversial, especially because of his harsh views of religion. But his views are more complex than widely presumed, and this class will show his appreciation of Christianity apart from the excesses he saw in the institutional religion of his own time. My aim is to present the views of Nietzsche faithfully but also with great sensitivity to religious-minded students.
Primary Sources Nietzsche, Friedrich. 1967. On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo. Walter Kaufmann & R.J. Hollingdale, trs. New York, NY: Vintage Books. ———. 1967. The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner. Walter Kaufmann, tr. New York, NY: Vintage Books. ———. 1968. The Potable Nietzsche. Walter Kaufmann, tr. New York, NY: Viking Press. ———. 1968. The Will to Power. Walter Kaufmann & R.J. Hollingdale, trs. New York, NY: Vintage Books. ———. 1974. The Joyous Science. Walter Kaufmann, tr. New York, NY: Vintage Books. ———. 1986. Human, All Too Human. R.J. Hollingdale, tr. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press. ———. 1990. Twilight of the Idols and the Anti-Christ. R. J. Hollingdale, tr. London, UK: Penguin Books. ———. 1995. In Reinhold Grimm & Caroline Molina y Vedia, eds. Philosophical Writings. New York, NY: Continuum. ———. 2002. Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future. Judith Norman, tr. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press. ———. 2003. A Nietzsche Reader. R.J. Hollingdale, tr. New York, NY: Penguin Books. ———. 2003. Writings from the Late Notebooks. Rüdiger Bittner, ed. Kate Sturge, tr. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press. Secondary Sources Deleuze, Gilles. 1998 . “Active and Reactive.” Hugh Tomlinson, tr. In Daniel W. Conway and Peter S. Groff, eds. Nietzsche: Critical Assessments II: ‘The World as Will to Power—and Nothing Else?’ New York, NY: Routledge. Foucault, Michel. 1988. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. Richard Howard, tr. New York, NY: Vintage Books. Heidegger, Martin. 1993. In David Farrell Krell, ed. Basic Writings. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco. ———. 1979. Nietzsche 1: Will to Power as Art. David Farrell Krell, tr. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row. ———. 1998. “The Word of Nietzsche: ‘God is Dead’.” In, Nietzsche: Critical Assessments—Volume II – ‘The World as Will to Power – And Nothing Else?’ Daniel W. Conway and Peter S. Groff (eds.). New York: Routledge. ———. 1982. Nietzsche—Volume 4: Nihilism. Frank A. Capuzzi (tr.). San Francisco: Harper & Row. ———. 1979. Nietzsche—Volume 1: Will to Power as Art. David Farrell Krell (tr.). San Francisco: Harper & Row. Kant, Immanuel. 1950. Lewis White Beck, ed. Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysic (1873). New York, NY: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, New York. ———. 1961. Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Norman Kemp Smith, tr. New York, NY: St Martin’s Press. Lange, Frederick Albert. 1881. History of Materialism and Criticism of its Present Importance I. Ernest Chester Thomas, tr. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. ———. 1880. History of Materialism and Criticism of its Present Importance II. Ernest Chester Thomas, tr. Boston, MA: Houghton Osgood & Co. ———. 1881. History of Materialism and Criticism of its Present Importance III. Ernest Chester Thomas, tr. London, UK: Trubner & Co.,
Professor Dave, PhD
College Prep in Philosophy and Religious Studies
🇨🇦Lives in Canada
69 total reviews
140 completed classes
Hello ! I am a professor of philosophy, ecology, and religious studies, and I will be offering classes to help students make that sometimes difficult transition to college and university. So often I see 1st year undergraduate students struggle...