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PHIL2648 - German Philosophy, Leibniz to Nietzsche

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Byron Clugston


This unit surveys German Philosophy from Leibniz via Kant and the German idealists to Nietzsche. The first half of the unit examines the main aspects of Kant's "Copernican revolution" as a response to Leibniz's "monadology". The second half examines extensions and transformations of Kant's philosophy by critical appropriators extending from Fichte to Nietzsche. Throughout, the philosophical views involved will be related more generally to questions of science, morals and politics, art, education, and religion.


1x1000wd tutorial exercise (25%), 1x500wd essay outline (15%) and 1x2500-3000wd final essay (60%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points in Philosophy


PHIL2641, PHIL3011

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