PHIL 546: A1 First Term R 12:30-15:20 R. Burch [taught with PHIL 445, A1]
"Some day institutions will be needed in which people live and teach as I conceive of living and teaching; it might even happen that a few Chairs will then be set aside for the interpretation of Zarathustra" (Nietzsche, Ecce Homo). In this course, we shall undertake a close critical reading of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, with a view specifically to understanding how the willing of eternal return is to effect the overcoming of metaphysics as such and to herald a new humanity and a new and higher history.
Texts: F. Nietzsche (trans. W. Kaufmann), Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Penguin); F. Nietzsche, Ecce Homo