May 30, 2024  
Catalogue 2024-2025 
    
Catalogue 2024-2025
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STS 376 - Ecological Catastrophe and Nietzsche’s Eternal Return


1 unit(s)
(Same as POLI 376 and ENST 376) This course explores several sorts of texts together, for thought experiments pertaining to our times of ecological catastrophe. We  critically engage: 1) theories concerned with ecological collapse, extinction, catastrophism, and the oft-cited and ill-named Anthropocene 2) literature on Nietzsche within environmental political thought 3) literature on Nietzsche and gender 4) selected primary texts by Nietzsche. Examining the latter in close readings and in the context of our compromised ecological futures, we ask ourselves to what extent the Nietzschean concepts of “eternal return” and “will to power” may help us think in these troubled times: what would a feminist Nietzschean ecology look like? Claire Sagan.

One 2-hour period.

Not offered in 2024/25.

Course Format: CLS



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