Units of study

PHIL2648 - German Philosophy, Leibniz to Nietzsche

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Andrew James Cooper
Email: a.cooper@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL3011
PHIL2641

 Thursday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

PHIL2648

Lecture

             

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