Nineteenth Century Philosophy: Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche
University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2014

  Announcements
  • The Nietzsche paper topic have been posted here.
  General Information
  • Course syllabus

  • Class Meetings:

    Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-5:15
    107 Lawrence Hall

  • Instructor Information:

    Prof. Robert Brandom
    Office: 1001E CL
    Office Hours: by appointment
    Email: rbrandom@pitt.edu
    Phone: 412-624-5776
  Paper Topics
First Paper: Hegel. Due Thursday, October 2, 2014.
Second Paper: Marx. Due Tuesday, November 4.
Third Paper: Nietzsche. Due Thursday, December 4, 2014.
  Further Resources
  • A translation of the Phenomenology by Terry Pinkard (with facing German) is available here.

  • Kenley Dove's translation of the Introduction to the Phenomenology

  • A video and audio recording of Bob's Howison lecture at Berkeley "Reflecting the Abyss: Reason, Genealogy, and the Hermeneutics of Magnanimity" can found here. And here is the text.

  • Links to audio, video, texts and handouts of Bob's 2011 Munich Hegel Lectures can be found here.

  Schedule
1. Tuesday, 8/26 Introduction to Course

Hegel
Hegel: The Essential Writings, F.G. Weiss (ed.) [Harper, 1974], ISBN 06-131831-0

2. Thursday, 8/28 Phenomenology, Introduction I pp. 44-49
3. Tuesday 9/2 Phenomenology, Introduction II pp. 49-54
4. Thursday 9/4 Phenomenology, Lordship and Bondage I pp. 64-65, pp. 70-75
5. Tuesday 9/9 Phenomenology, Lordship and Bondage II pp. 75-79
6. Thursday 9/11 Phenomenology, Realization of Rational Self-Consciousnesspp. 79-85
7. Tuesday 9/16 Metaphysics and Empiricism pp. 127-145
8. Thursday 9/18 The Critical Philosophy (Kant) pp. 145-169
9. Tuesday 9/23 The Idea pp. 170-189


Marx

The Marx-Engels Reader (2nd ed.), Robert C. Tucker (ed.), [Norton, 1978], ISBN 0-393-09040-X

10. Thursday 9/25 Introduction to Marx: 1844 Manuscripts, Estranged Labor pp. 70-81
      No class on Tuesday, 9/30
11. Thursday 10/2 (Hegel paper due) No reading required for this class.
12. Tuesday 10/7 1844 Manuscripts, Private Property and Communismpp. 81-93
13. Thursday 10/9 1844 Manuscripts, Human Requirements pp. 93-105
      No class on Tuesday, 10/14 (Makeup for missing Labor Day Monday)
14. Thursday 10/16 1844 Manuscripts, Critique of Hegel pp. 106-125
15. Tuesday 10/21 Capital I, Use and Exchange Value pp. 302-319
16. Thursday 10/23 Capital I, Fetishism and Labor Power pp. 319-343
17. Tuesday 10/28 Capital I, Surplus Value pp. 344-376
18. Thursday 10/30 Capital I, III, Self-Reproduction of Capital pp. 376-384, 439-442


Nietzsche

On the Genealogy of Morality, Maudemarie Clark and Alan Simpson (eds.) [Hackett, 1998], ISBN 978-0872202832

The Portable Nietzsche, Walter Kaufmann (ed.) [Viking Penguin, 1982], ISBN 978-0-14-0150629

19. Tuesday, 11/4 (Marx paper due) On the Genealogy of Morals, First Treatise pp. 1-33
20. Thursday, 11/6 On the Genealogy of Morals, Second Treatise pp. 35-50
21. Tuesday, 11/11 On the Genealogy of Morals, Second Treatise pp. 50-66
22. Thursday, 11/13 Gay Science, "Truth and Lies" (in Kaufmann)pp. 42-47, 95-102
23. Tuesday, 11/18 Zarathustra I (esp. secs. 1-4 and 9)pp. 115-158
24. Thursday, 11/20 Zarathustra I (esp. secs. 10, 15, 17)pp. 158-191
25. Tuesday, 11/25Zarathustra II secs. 1-7, 12, 20
      No class on Thursday, 11/27 (Thanksgiving)
26. Tuesday, 12/2 Zarathustra III pp. 260-298
27. Thursday, 12/4 (Nietzsche paper due) Conclusion