Dr. Walter Kaufmann's "Nietzsche and the Crisis in Philosophy"
Listen to "Nietzsche Part One" and then "Nietzsche Part Two". As you listen to Dr. Kaufmann, list the attributes of Nietzsche's Superman (or Overman). Consider answering the following questions as the lecture plays: What is the "crisis" to which Kaufmann
refers? In what way is Nietzsche's critique of traditional philosophy also a critique of religion? Be sure to pay close attention to Kaufmann's description of Nietzsche's critique of traditional theories of knowledge. Is knowledge of rationalist
philosophy's "thing-in-itself" possible, according to Nietzsche?