PLATO AND NIETZSCHE: JUSTICE AND REBELLION
Credit points: 15
It has been said that all western philosophy is a footnote to Plato. In his masterpiece, The Republic , Plato addresses some of the most fundamental questions of human existence: what is it to be? What is the place of human beings in the world? What does it mean to know? What is the nature of reality? Surprisingly, Plato's strategy is to invite us to participate, along with his teacher Socrates, in a thought experiment aimed at designing a just society. In the process of asking what justice is we discover answers to the meaning and conditions of our being in the cosmos. In this subject we will first trace Plato's philosophical journey and then consider Nietzsche's radical challenge to the Platonic tradition through and exploration of his ideal of the life affirming revaluation of all values in Thus Spoke Zarathustra .
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Vassilacopoulos
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesIdentify and make a note of one idea or claim in the set texts that you believe reveals the authors' view on the question, use your notes to contriute to on-line forum discussions. ose one of the discussion questions from LMS subject resources, think about the question, re-read the relevant set text, conduct a library/internet search and write your own response. After reading the assigned passage, identify the main argument and set out its premises and conclusion in standard form. Then make a note of the weaknesses in the premises or their connections.
Incompatible subjectsPHI3PAM OR PHI2PAM
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Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Parts 1 & 2 )
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Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Vassilacopoulos
Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Task 1 Blog posts and replies to other students or on-line journal (1600 words)
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Task 2: Staged research essay stage one: annotated bibliography and proposal (800 words)
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Task 2 Staged research essay stage two: Essay (1600)
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