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PHIL0255

Kierkegaard/Marx/Nietzsche

Kierkegaard, Marx, and Nietzsche
This course will investigate the works of three of the central philosophical and cultural critics of the nineteenth century. All of these thinkers revolted against the apotheosis of Reason that had occurred in the Enlightenment and that reached its culmination in the works of Hegel. We shall read Kierkegaard's Either/Or, Philosophical Fragments, and Concluding Unscientific Postscript; Marx's early essays criticizing Hegel, the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, and other selections concentrating on Marx's philosophical views, not his economic analysis; and Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy, The Use and Abuse of History, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (selections), and The Genealogy of Morals.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR HIS PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2014

PHIL0255A-F14 Lecture (Bates)

Fall 2007

PHIL0255A-F07 Lecture (Bates)

Fall 2006

PHIL0255A-F06 Lecture (Bates)

Fall 2003

PHIL0255A-F03 Lecture (Bates)