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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2006

GOV 382M • Challenge of Nietzsche

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
38115 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
BUR 128

Course Description

Graduate standing required. Consent of the graduate adviser must be obtained. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. A Study of Nietzsche's central works, THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA and BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL, with a view to understanding Nietzsches challenge to all past political philosophy and to our contemporary democracy, and democratic theory, in all its forms. Some reading knowledge of German would be very helpful; students are strongly encouraged to consult the original texts as much as they are able, especially when they write their papers.

Grading Policy

30% Take-home final exam essay question of 1000 words. 26% Thirteen weekly one-page papers, on one of the study questions handed out the preceding class (2% each). 14% Class participation. 30% Analytic paper, 10+ pages, due at end of term.


Nietzsche, BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL, trans. Hollingdale (Penguin) _____, THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA, trans. Kaufmann (Penguin)


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