Friedrich Nietzsche: Truth and Morality is unfortunately unavailable

Thankfully we have 3 other History Classes for you to choose from. Check our top choices below or see all classes for more options.

Science 101: Our Gayest Show Ever

Caveat @ 21-A Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

Games, ridiculous audience polls, blistering hot takes, "art" challenges, votes for tenure, and real, actual scientists, SCIENCE 101 is the only "class" where attendance is 99% of your grade. YOUR HOSTS: Dustin Growick is a dinosaur expert and the Science Specialist at Sotheby's. Kristina Gustovich is a geologist and a Middle School science teacher. Dr. Justin Charles Williams is a stand-up comedian and an Associate Professor in the Division of Interdisciplinary...

Friday Jun 9th, 9:30–11pm Eastern Time


Fiction and Inner Life: Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Can words describe what Virginia Woolf calls “the daily drama of the body”? Can literature verbalize our interiority: physical and spiritual change, the home, the mind, and the relationships between them? In her celebrated novel Mrs. Dalloway, Woolf’s eponymous protagonist is plagued with perpetual anxiety: Clarissa Dalloway is always on the verge of sickness, waking up on a sunny morning with a feeling of “terror,” “overwhelming incapacity,”...

Tuesday Jul 11th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Field Trip to Terra Matter Cannabis Farm

Think Olio

We'll be taking a group trip to an amazing women-owned cannabis farm in Rhinebeck, NY.  We'll meet on the lush and idyllic property to a spread of snacks and refreshments, learn from Andi Novick, the lead farmer about her growing process and the healing properties of cannabis. We'll then be joined by the founder of Greenpoint Cidery for a tasting and conversation about the cider-making process and the founding of her company.  As we...

Saturday Jul 15th, 1–9pm Eastern Time

See all History classes NYC
Questions about this class?
Get help now from an expert!

Friedrich Nietzsche: Truth and Morality

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn

Course Details
Start Date:

This class isn't on the schedule at the moment, but save it to your Wish List to find out when it comes back!
If you're enrolled in an upcoming date, this simply means that date has now sold out.

68 Jay St
Btwn Water & Front Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Purchase Options
Save to WishList

8 people saved this class

Book Private Class
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this history lesson:

Friedrich Nietzsche is among the most notorious and controversial thinkers in the western intellectual tradition. He aimed to philosophize “with a hammer,” to demolish the philosophical tradition founded by Socrates and Plato and slaughter its most sacred cows. Central to that tradition is the value placed on truth, reason, objectivity, and a moral system based on altruism and self-sacrifice. In contrast to forming the bedrock of a stable political and social order, Nietzsche provocatively argued that these values and ideals had made European culture sick. They had actually lead to a stultifying nihilism that has left us “physiologically depressed,” weary of life, and of ourselves. Using a method he called “genealogy,” Nietzsche launched an attempt to unearth and expose the true sources and evolution of our fundamental values in order to show why and how they should be overcome.

In this class students will explore key Nietzschean concepts: the will to power, perspectivism, the “free spirit”, the übermensch, and the eternal recurrence of the same, among others. Why must traditional values be overcome, and how do we do so? In what ways does the assault on objectivity impact other aspects of our lives, be they political, social, or scientific? And what kind of ethics remain once we have moved, as he urges us to do, “beyond good and evil?” Readings will include selections from The Gay Science, Beyond Good and Evil, and the Genealogy of Morals.

Please Note: 

There *is* no physical Brooklyn Institute. We hold our classes all over (thus far) Brooklyn and Manhattan, in alternative spaces ranging from the back rooms of bars to bookstores to spaces in cultural centers, including the Center for Jewish History, the Goethe-Institut, and the Barnard Center for Research on Women. We can (and do) turn any space into a classroom. You will be notified of the exact location when you register for a class.

Instructors will contact students approximately one week prior to the first class with reading assignments and details about the course location.

Still have questions? Ask the community.

Refund Policy
  • Upon request, we will refund less 5% cancellation fee of a course up until 6 business days before its start date.
  • Students who withdraw after that point but before the first class are entitled to 75% refund or full course credit.
  • After the first class: 50% refund or 75% course credit.
  • No refunds or credits will be given after the second class.


Google Map

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

All classes at this location

Start Dates (0)
Save to WishList
Similar Classes

Benefits of Booking Through CourseHorse

Booking is safe. When you book with us your details are protected by a secure connection.
Lowest price guaranteed. Classes on CourseHorse are never marked up.
This class will earn you 3150 points. Points give you money off your next class!
Questions about this class?
Get help now from an expert!
Questions & Answers (0)

Get quick answers from CourseHorse and past students.

Reviews of Classes at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (28)

School: Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research was established in 2011 in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Its mission is to extend liberal arts education and research far beyond the borders of the traditional university, supporting community education needs and opening up new possibilities for scholarship in the...

Read more about Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

CourseHorse Approved

This school has been carefully vetted by CourseHorse and is a verified NYC educator.

Want to take this class?

Save to Wish List
Booking this class for a group? Find great private group events here