The Gay Science

With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307434173

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God—to which a large part of the book is devoted—and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence. Walter Kaufmann's commentary, with its many quotations from previously untranslated letters, brings to life Nietzsche as a human being and illuminates his philosophy. The book contains some of Nietzsche's most sustained discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience and the origin of logic. Most of the book was written just before Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the last part five years later, after Beyond Good and Evil. We encounter Zarathustra in these pages as well as many of Nietzsche's most interesting philosophical ideas and the largest collection of his own poetry that he himself ever published. Walter Kaufmann's English versions of Nietzsche represent one of the major translation enterprises of our time. He is the first philosopher to have translated Nietzsche's major works, and never before has a single translator given us so much of Nietzsche.

Die fröhliche Wissenschaft

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849690644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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“Die fröhliche Wissenschaft” gilt als letztes Werk der freigeistigen Periode Nietzsches. Es erschien erstmals 1882 und wurde später ergänzt. Das Buch besteht aus knapp 400 Aphorismen zu allen möglichen Themen und stellt den Wendepunkt zu den späteren Werken wie “Also sprach Zarathustra” dar.

A Commentary on Nietzsche's Ecce Homo

Author: Thomas Steinbuch

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819196088

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 97

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In this commentary on chapter one, "Why I am So Wise," of Nietzsche's Ecce Homo, the author dispels the long-standing impression that Ecce Homo is an irrational book in which the madness that claimed Nietzsche only months after he began writing it had already begun its work. Ecce Homo, it is alleged, is not egotistical, or narcissistic, or megalomaniacal. It is not a work of madness. In his linear exposition of this first chapter, the author presents Nietzsche's revelation of the tragic fact that his very aliveness was in a state of being overwhelmed, consumed, by powerful unconscious emotion, the condition he called decadence. Nietzsche's madness may have caused him to lose perspective on the meaning of having dwelt in "a world of exalted and delicate things," as he writes of himself in Ecce, but the original experience of elevation that comes of an abundance of life, of a surplus of life, certainly was not pathological.

Grounding the Nietzsche Rhetoric of Earth

Author: Adrian Del Caro

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110180381

Category: Philosophy

Page: 460

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This treatment is the first to comprehensively address the issue of where Nietzsche stands in relation to environment, and it will contribute to the 'greening' of Nietzsche. Using a philological method Del Caro reveals the ecumenical Nietzsche whose doctrines are strategies for responsible and creative partnership between humans and earth. The major doctrines are shown to be organically related to early writings linked to paganism, the quotidian, and the closest things of Human, All Too Human. Perspective is shifted from time to place in the eternal recurrence of the same, and from power to empowerment in The Will to Power.


The History of a Concept

Author: David K. Naugle

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802847614

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Conceiving of Christianity as a "worldview" has been one of the most significant events in the church in the last 150 years. In this new book David Naugle provides the best discussion yet of the history and contemporary use of worldview as a totalizing approach to faith and life. This informative volume first locates the origin of worldview in the writings of Immanuel Kant and surveys the rapid proliferation of its use throughout the English-speaking world. Naugle then provides the first study ever undertaken of the insights of major Western philosophers on the subject of worldview and offers an original examination of the role this concept has played in the natural and social sciences. Finally, Naugle gives the concept biblical and theological grounding, exploring the unique ways that worldview has been used in the Evangelical, Orthodox, and Catholic traditions. This clear presentation of the concept of worldview will be valuable to a wide range of readers.

Persephone Unbound

Dionysian Aesthetics in the Works of Anna de Noailles

Author: Catherine Perry

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838754993

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 455

View: 6701

Best understood in terms of a Dionysian aesthetics, her work is sensual, erotic, and playful, but also reflective, violent on occasion, and always marked by a tragic under-current that becomes magnified with time. Beyond the prominent place she held in the world of French letters, Noailles' lifelong commitment to artistic creation invites a reconsideration of her work."--BOOK JACKET.

Reading with a Passion

Rhetoric, Autobiography, and the American West in the Gospel of John

Author: Jeffrey Lloyd Staley

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group


Category: Religion

Page: 270

View: 6436

"A pioneering exercise in autobiographical biblical interpretation". -- R. Alan Culpepper "Remarkably moving. One of the best critiques of New Testament reader-response criticism..". -- Mary Gerhart

I Am a Beautiful Monster

Poetry, Prose, and Provocation

Author: Francis Picabia

Publisher: Mit Press


Category: Art

Page: 478

View: 9733

The first definitive edition in English of writings by poet, painter, pickpocket-plagiarist, and consummate anti-artist Francis Picabia, one of Dada's leading figures.

Echo and disguise

studies in German and comparative literature

Author: Reinhold Grimm

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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Hegel and the Third World

The Making of Eurocentrism in World History

Author: Teshale Tibebu

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 409

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Hegel, More Than any Other modern Western philosopher, produced the most systematic case for the superiority of Western white Protestant bourgeois modernity. He established a racially structured ladder of gradation of the peoples of the world, putting Germanic people at the top of the racial pyramid, people of Asia in the middle, and Africans and indigenous peoples of the Americas and Pacific Islands at the bottom. In Hegel and the Third World, Tibebu guides the reader through Hegel's presentation on universalism and argues that such a classification flows in part from Hegel's philosophy of the development of human consciousness. Hegel classified Africans as people arrested at the lowest and most immediate stage of consciousness, that of the senses; Asians as people with divided consciousness, that of the understanding; and Europeans as people of reason. Tibebu demonstrates that Hegel's views were not his alone but reflected the fundamental beliefs of other major figures of Western thought at the time. With detailed analysis and thorough research, Hegel and the Third World challenges the central idea of Hegel's philosophy of history: progress. In addition, Tibebu succeeds in providing a fascinating critique of the Western philosopher's rationalization of the gradual decline suffered by the people of the Third World in the context of modern world history.

Library of Congress Catalog

Books: subjects; a cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Subject catalogs

Page: N.A

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Beginning with 1953, entries for Motion pictures and filmstrips, Music and phonorecords form separate parts of the Library of Congress catalogue. Entries for Maps and atlases were issued separately 1953-1955.

Religion and the Critical Mind

A Journey for Seekers, Doubters, and the Curious

Author: Anton K. Jacobs

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 211

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Many people have a deep curiosity about religion and its shortcomings. This book, written for the general reader, takes a comprehensive look at the critiques of religion in Western history and the courageous thinkers who developed those critiques. While many people know the names of the thinkers covered, they often have little knowledge of their views and the contexts in which they worked. Here is a new look at our heritage in the criticism of religion.

Library of Congress Catalog

Books-Subjects, 1970-1974, Set

Author: United States

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780874717853

Category: Subject catalogs

Page: 100

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