★★★★★ GreatGreat 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!
VERIFIED BUYERJulien S. on 22 March 2022
★★★★★ Please make moreIt 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!
VERIFIED BUYERJoaquim N. on 16 March 2022
★★★★★ ExcellentExcellent. 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.
VERIFIED BUYERDavid U. on 11 March 2022
★★★★★ Very goodVery 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.
VERIFIED BUYERBrian P. on 27 February 2022
★★★★★ Exactly what I hoped forThe 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.
VERIFIED BUYERChuck M. on 25 February 2022
★★★★★ BrilliantBrilliant 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.
VERIFIED BUYERMarie L. on 19 February 2022
★★★★★ Great survey of NietzscheGreat 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!
VERIFIED BUYERAndy G. on 18 February 2022
★★★★★ Clears it all upVery 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.
VERIFIED BUYERLesh W. on 13 February 2022
★★★★★ Brilliant introductionBrilliant 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.
VERIFIED BUYERSophie D. on 11 February 2022
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.
The course is delivered over six days, with a new question considered each day. Each day’s materials take about 20-30 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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