BF199 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Thomas Common, Simon Critchley, The Gay Science

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At the limits of tolerance, the fascist temptation. Schmitt"s critique of liberal tolerant multiculturalism: the evil enemy13. Nietzsche, friedrich on the genealogy of morals, chapter 1, parts 5, 10, 13. Schmitt, carl the concept of the political, parts 2, 3, 5, 6. In this unit you will be introduced to one of my personal favourites nietzsche all at once seriously disturbed and yet brilliant individual. We will consider his views: that challenged traditional religion and all modern science; that predicted the dangerous loss of meaning that would lead to nihilism (no valuing); on the nature of happiness and suffering the good life of overcoming hardship. There are a number of reasons but one of the first is that he inspired fascist leaders and groups such as the. Note: he was not a nazi and would have most likely (and strongly) condemned the nazis, as well as fascism more generally.

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