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PH924 - Nietzsche

  • Module code: PH924
  • Module name: Nietzsche
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 20, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this course is to provide an advanced introduction to Nietzsche and a rich appreciation of aspects of his intellectual development. To aid the inquiry the course draws upon the best recent and current Anglo-American research on Nietzsche as well as making use of seminal texts from within the history of Nietzsche-reception.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should have a sound and scholarly understanding of Nietzsche’s intellectual development during his middle period (1878-82), a rich appreciation of the texts of this period, and an appreciation of its seminal importance for subsequent developments in philosophy; they should also be able to discuss incisively and critically his key concepts and ideas both in seminar discussions and written work.

Timetabled teaching activities

Teaching is by means of a mixture of formal lectures and seminar discussions.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: PH924-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PH924-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Continental Philosophy (V7P2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and Literature (V7P7) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy (V7PL) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy (V7PM) - Year 2