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PHIL 4000: Marx, Nietzsche, Freud


Fall 2013
Imholte 217
M W 5:30-7:10



Course Description: This course serves as an introduction to three revolutionary figures in 19th-Century thought: Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud. Topics include: History, Freedom, Tragedy, Music, Nihilism, Pessimism, Religion, Alienation, Exploitation, Death, Repression, Sex Drives, and Morality.

Class Schedule:

MARX

Aug 28. Introduction

Sept 4. Adam Smith: Weath of Nations (159-171, 248-258, 302-307) (*)

Sept 9. Marx: Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, "Wages of Labor" and "Profit of Capital" (*)

Sept 11. Marx: Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, "Alienated Labor" (58-68)

Sept 16. Marx: Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, "The Meaning of Human Requirements" and "The Power of Money in Bourgeois Society"; Marx: "Notes on Mill" (*)

Sept 18. Marx: Capital (230-243); G.A. Cohen: "Fetishism" (*)

Sept 23. Marx: Capital (220-225, 281-290, 294-300); Wood: "Capitalist Exploitation" (*)

Sept 25. Hegel: Reason in History (25-49); "Socrates and the Tragic End of Greece" (*)

Sept 30. Marx: Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (209-213); Marx and Engels: The German Ideology (107-112, 118-124)

Oct 2. Marx and Engels: The Communist Manifesto (158-176)
Performance of Howard Zinn's 'Marx in Soho' in the UMM Black Box Theater at 7:30 PM

NIETZSCHE

Oct 7. Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Representation Vol. II, Ch. 19 "On the primacy of the will in self-consciousness" (100-119) (*)

Oct 9. Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Representation Vol I. §57-61 (337-360) (*)

Oct 14. Schopenhauer: "Religion: A Dialogue" (*)

Oct 16. Schopenhauer: On the Basis of Morality, Part Three, §5, §7, and §8 (*)

Oct 23. Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Representation Vol I. §38 (219-223), §51 (279-282), §68 (405-425), §71 (436-439) (*)

Oct 28. Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy, Or: Hellenism and Pessimism §1-3, §7-10, §15, §24-25 (33-44, 56-76, 93-98, 139-144)

Oct 30. Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra, A Book for All and None (9-36, 51-52, 64-68, 98-101, 200-203) (*); Gay Science §341(*); Ecce Homo: "Why I am Destiny" (782-791)

Nov 4. Nietzsche: Ecce Homo (766-767) and Beyond Good and Evil, Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future, Preface, Part One §1-6 and §23 (192-204, 221-222), Part Two §24, §30-44 (225, 232-246), Part Three §56 (258), Part Six §211-213 (327-331), and Part Nine §295-296 (423-427)

Nov 6. Nietzsche: On the Genealogy of Morals, Preface and First Essay (451-492)

Nov 11. Nietzsche: On the Genealogy of Morals, Second Essay §1-7, §12-14, §16-18, §22-25 (493-505, 512-518, 520-524, 528-532)

Nov 13. Nietzsche: On the Genealogy of Morals, Third Essay §1, §6-13, §28 (533-534, 539-557, 598-599)

Nov 18. Nietzsche: The Anti-Christ, Foreword, §1-9, §13-18, §24-25, §59-62 (*)

FREUD

Nov 20. Freud: "Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning" (301-306); Beyond the Pleasure Principle (618-626)

Nov 25. Freud: Totem and Taboo §5 (499-503); Future of an Illusion (686-699)

Dec 2. Freud: Future of an Illusion (700-722)

Dec 4. Freud: Civilization and its Discontents (728-735, 742-745) and "Question of a Weltanschauung" (793-796)

Dec 9. Freud: Civilization and its Discontents (753-772)

Dec 11. Student Presentations

(*) = available on e-reserve at Briggs Library

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