This seminar examines that philosophical approach to the history of philosophy that travels under the name of “genealogy”. It does so in terms of selected texts of the tradition’s to major figures: its founder, Friederich Nietzsche and the presently ubiquitous Michel Foucault. It examines the role that genealogical study of the history of philosophy has in the philosophical construction of its practitioners and what they think is truly first and deepest in the history they so study.
Dr. Robert (Bob) Sweetman
MWS, MA, PhD