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Paul de Man and Martin McQuillan

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748641048

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.001.0001

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Literature Z: Exercise II

Literature Z: Exercise II

(p.251) 23 Literature Z: Exercise II
The Paul De Man Notebooks

Martin McQuillan

Edinburgh University Press

Exercise II of Literature Z, an introductory course for undergraduates in comparative literature taught by Geoffrey Hartman and Paul de Man in the spring of 1977 as part of the Literature Major at Yale University, is presented. Students are required to read the second part of Friedrich Nietzsche's essay Truth and Falsity (pp. 512–515), which sets up what appears to be a contrast between the man of ‘science’ and the man of ‘art’, and to discuss the structure of this opposition as well as its implications with regard to the relative value of both activities, in themselves as well as with regard to history. Students must also write a five-page essay on ‘Science’ and ‘Art’.

Keywords:   exercise, Literature Z, introductory course, comparative literature, Geoffrey Hartman, Paul de Man, Literature Major, Yale University, Friedrich Nietzsche, Truth and Falsity

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