It’s around this time of year that many FYP students are having their faith in God, politics, and Enlightenment ideals of human equality rocked by one moustachioed ubermensch: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.
In his short but prolific period of productivity in the latter half of the 19th century, Nietzsche put his mind to critiquing the high place of moral determinism in European thought.
This week on Discuss., Dr. Laura Penny, lecturer in Early Modern and Contemporary Studies, walks through the some of the ideas, worrying consequences, and unusual wit in Nietzsche’s work.
Discuss. is a coproduction of CKDU Radio and the Watch Magazine.