Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2026H1F L0101

Undergraduate Course Code: POL484H1F L0101

Topics in Political Thought I

Nietzche's Heirs


The seminar will examine the political philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and his intellectual-political legacy. The course will focus on Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger, but will also look at Sigmund Freud and Max Weber.


Nietzsche,Untimely Meditations; Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Part Nine; Heideger, “Letter on Humanism”; Heidegger, “Being towards Death” section of Being and Time.

Format and Requirements

We will start with 6 or so lectures given by Prof Beiner. The rest of the course will feature seminar presentations by students.