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Radically Strengthen Your Grasp of Nietzsche and His 5 Greatest Ideas

Learn everything you need to know about the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche in just six 30-minute daily chapters. This introductory course distills Nietzsche’s best and most misunderstood ideas, from God is dead to the Übermensch.

Introduction to Nietzsche
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Introduction to Nietzsche

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★★★★★  Amazing

This course is amazing! You can agree or not with Nietzsche’s views, but the professionalism, the methodology, the clarity, and deepness of the investigation is really comprehensive. I totally advise philosophy fans to do this course.

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  Elsa V. on 6 December 2022

★★★★★  Very informative

Very good and informative. Written with easy and comprehensible language. Enjoyed throughout - every line of the course was a delight. Keep doing what you're doing!

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  Milad A. on 24 November 2022

★★★★★  Excellent

The course was interesting and challenging and exceeded my expectations. The content was excellent, stimulating, and well written. A lot of depth was shared on each topic. There is much to learn from this great thinker. Thank you for the opportunities.

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  Robert J. on 19 July 2022

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Does this sound like you?

You’re intrigued by Nietzsche, but don’t know where to start

You’d love to have expert understanding of his philosophy, but don’t have time to wade through all the books and secondary literature

You want the nuance, but don’t want to invest thousands in academia

We understand completely

That’s why we’ve designed this course to offer clarity and nuance, without demanding huge time, effort, or cost commitments:

Quick, effortless insight

Your time is precious. Unlock rich understanding of Nietzsche’s greatest ideas in days rather than months.

Cut through the noise

No more misunderstandings. See what Nietzsche actually means by God is Dead, slave morality, the Übermensch, and more.

Enrich your life

Appreciate exactly why Nietzsche routinely changes people’s perspectives, and will perhaps change your own.

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  Julien S. on 22 March 2022

★★★★★  Please make more

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  Joaquim N. on 16 March 2022

★★★★★  Excellent

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  David U. on 11 March 2022

★★★★★  Exactly what I hoped for

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  Chuck M. on 25 February 2022

★★★★★  Brilliant

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  Marie L. on 19 February 2022

★★★★★  Clears it all up

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  Lesh W. on 13 February 2022

Go from Being Curious to Finally Understanding Nietzsche’s Philosophy

Enroll today, and by this time next week, you’ll understand Nietzsche’s best ideas, have clarity on exactly what he was trying to say, and know the best next steps for continuing your philosophical journey.

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What You Get Delivered to Your Inbox Over 6 Days:

Nietzsche’s story

Crystal clear insight into Nietzsche’s most provocative arguments and ideas.

6 concise chapters

One succinct chapter (30-40 min read) distilling each core Nietzsche topic covered.

6 guided reflections

Six sets of questions and reflections to round out each day’s philosophizing.

6 reading lists

Six curated reading lists for effective further exploration of Nietzsche’s great ideas.

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12 Course Reviews

★★★★★  Amazing

This course is amazing! You can agree or not with Nietzsche’s views, but the professionalism, the methodology, the clarity, and deepness of the investigation is really comprehensive. I totally advise philosophy fans to do this course.

VERIFIED BUYER

  Elsa V. on 6 December 2022

★★★★★  Very informative

Very good and informative. Written with easy and comprehensible language. Enjoyed throughout - every line of the course was a delight. Keep doing what you're doing!

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  Milad A. on 24 November 2022

★★★★★  Excellent

The course was interesting and challenging and exceeded my expectations. The content was excellent, stimulating, and well written. A lot of depth was shared on each topic. I read each chapter on the day it arrived. One reading is just the beginning. I'll be taking notes on each chapter that will require spending time with the text. Ch. 5 was my favorite. The 3 topics are key to understanding Nietzsche. There is much to learn from this great thinker. Thank you for the opportunities.

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  Robert J. on 19 July 2022

★★★★★  Great

Great course experience, content was clear and simple to read. Loved the way the course was delivered and the writing was informative, interesting, and easy to understand. My favorite chapter was the final one on the will to power, I thought it brought everything together very nicely. Thanks for creating such an accessible course on Nietzsche!

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  Julien S. on 22 March 2022

★★★★★  Please make more

It was really good. Honestly, there are things I thought I knew but turns out I had completely misunderstood from the books and the course helped me to figure out what I was missing. The content was very easy to understand and didactic, covering everything I was hoping for, and the difficulty of material was very well balanced. Please make more!

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  Joaquim N. on 16 March 2022

★★★★★  Excellent

Excellent. Well written and an enjoyable read on my iPhone. I found the content very interesting. It’s been over 30 years since I took a course on Nietzsche - great to revisit the material at a later life stage and new perspective. My favorite chapter was the one on perspectivism.

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  David U. on 11 March 2022

★★★★★  Very good

Very good course experience. The daily chapters worked very well - one a day allowed me to pace my reading, and the course content was very good, with concepts clearly explained and easy to follow.

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  Brian P. on 27 February 2022

★★★★★  Exactly what I hoped for

The length and depth of the course was exactly what I hoped for. (My only exposure to Nietzsche was in reading Will Durant’s Story of Philosophy in high school - in the 1970s!) The content was well organized and let the reader see how Nietzsche developed his ideas over time. Placing his work in the context of his health issues was tremendously important. The writing was easy to understand and covered everything I expected it to (based on what little I already knew about Nietzsche) and more. All chapters were good, interesting, and engaging, but my favorite was #4, Master and Slave morality, which really resonated with me.

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  Chuck M. on 25 February 2022

★★★★★  Brilliant

Brilliant course, very well researched and written. Cleared up a lot of uncertainty I had about Nietzsche, having tried and failed to get into his books! Really enjoyed the daily chapters and would recommend for anyone interested in but not sure where to start with Nietzsche.

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  Marie L. on 19 February 2022

★★★★★  Great survey of Nietzsche

Great survey of Nietzsche’s thought. Covered everything I wanted to know. Made Nietzsche’s works really easy to understand, and I appreciated the references to all the ongoing scholarship on Nietzsche too. Thanks!

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  Andy G. on 18 February 2022

★★★★★  Clears it all up

Very good. There are many, many misunderstandings of Nietzsche out there, and this course helped clear it all up for me! All the chapters are great but I actually found the fifth on Nietzsche’s more positive philosophy to be the most inspiring.

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  Lesh W. on 13 February 2022

★★★★★  Brilliant introduction

Brilliant introduction to Nietzsche. I tried reading Beyond Good and Evil years ago and found it interesting but knew most of it was going over my head. This course breaks it all down brilliantly and makes very difficult / unclear material very easy to understand, introducing lots of different scholarly perspectives and interpretations of what Nietzsche is saying. Highly recommend.

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  Sophie D. on 11 February 2022

Treat Yourself to a Richer Perspective on Life

Enroll today, and by this time next week, you’ll understand Nietzsche’s best ideas, have clarity on exactly what he was trying to say, and know the best next steps for continuing your philosophical journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

This is for anyone curious about the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. You may have read some of Nietzsche’s work, or you may have never engaged with him before: either way, we’ve distilled his best ideas so you can quickly discover who he was, efficiently learn what he was trying to say, and clearly understand why his startling, provocative philosophy still carries so much influence.

How long does it take to do the course?

The course is delivered over six days, with a new core Nietzsche topic considered each day. Each day’s materials take about 30-40 minutes to read through, with an extra ten minutes or so recommended for reflection. You have access to course materials forever, so don’t worry if you miss a day — you can take the course at your own pace.

How is the course delivered?

Course materials are delivered directly to your email inbox each day over six days. They are optimized for easy reading on any device — be it desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile — and are even printable, so you can consume them however you like.

What if I miss a day?

If over the six days of the course you miss a day, don’t worry — you’ll have access to course materials forever, and can come back to anything at any time and take everything at your own pace.

Who created the course?

This course is brought to you by Philosophy Break, a self-funded social enterprise dedicated to getting more people engaged with philosophy. Course content is put together by the founder of Philosophy Break, Jack Maden, who received an MA in Philosophy from the University of Southampton in 2014, and has been producing educational resources and writing about philosophy ever since. Having obtained great value researching philosophy at postgraduate level, Jack wanted to share the subject’s riches with a wider audience, and created Philosophy Break in 2018. This course is the result of years of research and refinement to make Nietzsche’s profound and important wisdom as relevant, interesting, and engaging to today’s digital world as possible.

Where do profits from the course go?

Philosophy Break is a self-funded social enterprise, so we put all proceeds straight back into funding our mission of engaging more people with philosophy. By purchasing a course, you help support us on that mission.

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It’s Time to Begin Your Philosophical Journey

Enroll today, and by this time next week, you’ll understand Nietzsche’s best ideas, have clarity on exactly what he was trying to say, and know the best next steps for continuing your philosophical journey.

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