Nietzsche on Morality

Term: Fall 2008

Subject Code: GPHI

Course Number: 6617

In the course we will examine in detail Nietzsche�s writings on morality and focus on three questions: (1) the critical interpretation of the emergence and the consequences of the modern idea of equality; (2) the systematic connections between Nietzsche�s critique of morality and his critique of metaphysics (i.e., of the concept of the subject, of action, of the will, etc.); (3) the methodology of Nietzsche�s interpretation, especially his conception of �genealogy.� In this context, we will also refer to interpretations of Nietzsche�s concept of genealogy developed by, among others, Foucault, Geuss, MacIntyre, Scheler, Williams.

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