From Nietzsche and Nihilism to Existentialism and Choice

GENINT 731.344

Osher (50+). In this course we discuss the ideas of Nietzche, Nihilism, and Existentialism.

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Starting at $80.00
As few as 8 weeks
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In this course, we begin with Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), who was famous for uncompromising criticisms of traditional European social morality, political pieties, and religion. Nietzche found conventional philosophical ideas pedestrian, irrelevant, and detrimental to achieving humanity’s potential. We trace Nietzsche’s philosophy, from his first notion of nihilism through his developing concepts of Ubermensch (Overman) and Untermensch (Underman) to his tragic encounter in the Piazza Carlo Alberto and how it revealed his ultimate philosophical position. We see the full spectrum of his philosophy and how his ideas were a precursor to Existentialism. From there, we progress to Existentialism itself and what it offers philosophically, with special emphasis on its notion of choice; from its beginning to the contemporary use of existentialism with a small "e." Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich starker!

Summer 2022 Schedule

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Wednesday 10:00AM - 12:00PM PT
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Instructor: Vincent Coppola
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$80.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jul 6, 2022
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Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Enrollment limited. Visitors not permitted. 

You must be at least 50 years old and a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course.  If your membership has expired or if you wish to become a new member, please proceed with enrolling in courses and you will be automatically prompted to add a membership during checkout.

Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 14, 2022
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Wed Jul 6, 2022
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Wed Jul 13, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
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Wed Jul 20, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
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Wed Jul 27, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
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Wed Aug 3, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
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Wed Aug 10, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
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Wed Aug 17, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
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Wed Aug 24, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
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