Nineteenth-Century German Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2010
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  General Information
  • Course syllabus

  • Class Meetings:

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45
    249 Cathedral of Learning
  • 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 Tuesday, 10/12.
Second Paper: Marx. Due Monday, 11/8.
Third Paper: Nietzsche. Due Wednesday, 12/8.
  Schedule
1. Monday, 8/30 Introduction to Course
Hegel
Hegel: The Essential Writings, ed. F.G. Weiss (Harper, 1974), ISBN 06-131831-0
A translation of the Phenomenology by Terry Pinkard (with facing German) is available here.
2. Wednesday, 9/1 Phenomenology, Introduction I pp. 44-49
    No class Monday, 9/6
3. Wednesday, 9/8 Phenomenology, Introduction II pp. 49-54
4. Monday, 9/13 Phenomenology, Sense Certainty pp. 54-63
5. Wednesday, 9/15 Phenomenology, Lordship and Bondage I pp. 64-65, 70-75
6. Monday, 9/20 Phenomenology, Lordship and Bondage II pp. 75-79
    No class Wednesday, 9/22
7. Monday, 9/27 Phenomenology, Realization of Rational Self-Consciousness pp. 79-85
8. Wednesday, 9/29 Metaphysics and Empiricism pp. 127-145
9. Monday, 10/4 The Critical Philosophy (Kant) pp. 145-169
10. Wednesday, 10/6 The Idea pp. 170-189
Marx
The Marx-Engels Reader, ed. Robert C. Tucker, 2nd ed. (Norton, 1978), ISBN 0-393-09040-X
      No class Monday, 10/11
      Meet instead on Tuesday, 10/12
11. Tuesday, 10/12 (Hegel paper due) 1844 Manuscripts, Estranged Labor pp. 70-81
12. Wednesday, 10/13 1844 Manuscripts, Private Property and Communism pp. 81-93
13. Monday, 10/18 1844 Manuscripts, Human Requirements pp. 93-105
14. Wednesday, 10/20 1844 Manuscripts, Critique of Hegel pp. 106-125
15. Monday, 10/25 Capital I, Use and Exchange Value pp. 302-319
16. Wednesday, 10/27 Capital I, Fetishism and Labor Power pp. 319-343
17. Monday, 11/1 Capital I, Surplus Value pp. 344-376
18. Wednesday, 11/3 Capital I, III, Self-Reproduction of Capital pp. 376-384, 439-442
Nietzsche
The Portable Nietzsche, ed. Walter Kaufmann (Viking Penguin, 1982), ISBN 978-0-14-0150629
On the Genealogy of Morality, ed. Maudemarie Clark and Alan Simpson (Hackett, 1998), ISBN 978-0872202832
19. Monday, 11/8 (Marx paper due) On the Genealogy of Morals, First Treatise pp. 1-33
20. Wednesday, 11/10 On the Genealogy of Morals, Second Treatise pp. 35-50
21. Monday, 11/15 On the Genealogy of Morals, Second Treatise pp. 50-66
22. Wednesday, 11/17 Gay Science, "Truth and Lies" (in Kaufmann)pp. 42-47, 95-102
23. Monday, 11/22 Zarathustra I (esp. secs. 1-4 and 9)pp. 115-158
      No class Wednesday, 11/24
24. Monday, 11/29 Zarathustra I (esp. secs. 10, 15, 17)pp. 158-191
25. Wednesday, 12/1 Zarathustra II secs. 1-7, 12, 20
26. Monday, 12/6 Zarathustra III pp. 260-298
27. Wednesday, 12/8 (Nietzsche paper due) Conclusion