Nietzsche and the Postmodern Condition: A Free Philosophy Course by Rick Roderick

Back in the ear­ly 1990s, Rick Rod­er­ick, a phi­los­o­phy pro­fes­sor who taught at Bay­lor and Duke, became best known for his lec­tures for The Teach­ing Com­pa­ny (now known as The Great Cours­es). Although he passed away at a young age in 2002, his cours­es now live on online. Above you can watch lec­tures from his course, Niet­zsche and the Post­mod­ern Con­di­tion. Find oth­er phi­los­o­phy cours­es in our col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

Phi­los­o­phy with a South­ern Drawl: Rick Rod­er­ick Teach­es Der­ri­da, Fou­cault, Sartre and Oth­ers

An Ani­mat­ed Intro­duc­tion to Friedrich Nietzsche’s Philo­soph­i­cal Recipe for Get­ting Over the Sources of Regret, Dis­ap­point­ment and Suf­fer­ing in Our Lives

Niet­zsche Lays Out His Phi­los­o­phy of Edu­ca­tion and a Still-Time­ly Cri­tique of the Mod­ern Uni­ver­si­ty (1872)

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