2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 261 - Socrates and Nietzsche


The course examines the nature and value of moral conduct. It proceeds by juxtaposing two radically opposed points of view: the defense of the moral life put forward by Socrates (469-399 BCE), especially as he is represented in the dialogues of Plato, and the criticism of Socratic rationalism adopted by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Students will read closely and analyze philosophical works representing each point of view.

 

Anticipated Terms Offered: Bi-annually