Continental perspectives on truth: Nietzsche, Bergson and Deleuze

This course introduces students to the work of three significant figures in the continental tradition of philosophy - Friedrich Nietzsche, Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze – and evaluates their perspectives on philosophical truth. In particular, this course compares the way they challenge our pursuit of truth by questioning its sources, shifting our attention away from abstract models towards embodied, intuitive and expressive modes of thinking. More broadly, the course invites students to appreciate this form of philosophy as a beneficial discursive practice which enhances the agency of inquirers. In keeping with continental tradition, this course will also examine ways to apply these perspectives to contemporary situations such as post-truth politics.

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  • Cost: £140
  • Credits: 10