Nietzsche (1844-1900) lived during the first era of globalization, at the height of European civilization before the horrors of the great war. Three adjectives to describe Nietzsche would be “prophetic,” “schizophrenic,” and “quite funny.” This course will survey the writings and wanderings of a tortured man who was undoubtedly one of the greatest European philosophers to ever live.

Locations: Menlo Park, San Carlos

Cost: $110/hr.

Recommended hours: 6-13


  • Understand Nietzsche’s critique of European civilization
  • Understand the theory of the Eternal Recurrence
  • Become familiar with Nietzsche’s aphoristic style
  • Connect Nietzsche’s writings to his historical situation

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Course Description:

To learn philosophy is to learn how to think. In today’s “knowledge economy” where a student’s ambition is only limited by their ability to absorb, digest, and communicate information, it is especially important for students to be exposed to at least some philosophy. Philosophy is a kind of conceptual “heavy-lifting.” If we build a student’s philosophical muscles, every other exercise in communication will seem easier and lighter for them.
Nietzsche writes in aphorisms (short, stand-alone sentences or paragraphs) and is thus perfectly suited to introduce students to philosophy. He has an engaging, even mesmerizing, style that draws students in and makes them want to keep reading. We will read handpicked selections of his texts and connect them to the cultural and political movements that were occurring at the time.

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