The life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche - Telephone dial in session

Ref: C3531508

Friedrich Nietzsche is one the most important thinkers of the last 150 years, having a huge influence in areas as diverse as psychology, literature, art and politics. His adoption by national socialism as the 'unofficial philosopher' of Nazism to the re-discovery of his works post-WW2 in America, by the Jewish academic Walter Kaufmann, as the philosopher of anti-nationalism, life-affirmation and ultimately 'anti-philosophy'. Nietzsche marks a turning point in C.20th thinking, pre-figuring many of the ideas and critiques in the psychoanalytical movement, post-modernism and populist politics that have come to signify C.21st life.

Course aim

An introduction to the life and philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This taster session is for students who do not have access to the internet. You will need to dial in to the session using your telephone.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe one of Nietzsche's ideas.
  • Evaluate one of Nietzsche 's ideas.
  • Use technical terms correctly.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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The life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche - Telephone dial in session

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