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Nietzsche and Antiquity : His Reaction and Response to the Classical Tradition - Paul Bishop

Nietzsche and Antiquity

His Reaction and Response to the Classical Tradition

By: Paul Bishop (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2nd February 2004
ISBN: 9781571132826
Number Of Pages: 519

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This volume collects a wide-ranging set of essays examining Friedrich Nietzsche's engagement with antiquity in all its aspects. It investigates Nietzsche's reaction and response to the concept of "classicism," with particular reference to his work on Greek culture as a philologist in Basel and later as a philosopher of modernity, and to his reception of German classicism in all his texts. The book should be of interest to students of ancient history and classics, philosophy, comparative literature, and Germanistik. Taken together, these papers suggest that classicism is both a more significant, and a more contested, concept for Nietzsche than is often realized, and it demonstrates the need for a return to a close attention to the intellectual-historical context in terms of which Nietzsche saw himself operating. An awareness of the rich variety of academic backgrounds, methodologies, and techniques of reading evinced in these chapters is perhaps the only way for the contemporary scholar to come to grips with what classicism meant for Nietzsche, and hence what Nietzsche means for us today. The book is divided into five sections - The Classical Greeks; Pre-Socratics and Pythagoreans, Cynics and Stoics; Nietzsche and the Platonic Tradition; Contestations; and German Classicism - and constitutes the first major study of Nietzsche and the classical tradition in a quarter of a century. The contributors are Jessica N. Berry, Benjamin Biebuyck, Danny Praet and Isabelle Vanden Poel, Paul Bishop, R. Bracht Branham, Thomas Brobjer, David Campbell, Alan Cardew, Roy Elveton, Christian Emden, Simon Gillham, John Hamilton, Mark Hammond, Albert Henrichs, Dirk t.D. Held, David F. Horkott, Dylan Jaggard, Fiona Jenkins, Anthony K. Jensen, Laurence Lampert, Nicholas Martin, Thomas A. Meyer, Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek, John S. Moore, Neville Morley, David N. McNeill, James I. Porter, Martin A. Ruehl, Herman Siemens, Barry Stocker, Friedrich Ulfers and Mark Daniel Cohen, and Peter Yates.

The present collection is the most wide-ranging attempt yet undertaken to explore Nietzsche's peculiar importance for the history of Classics. It brings together Hellenists, Germanists and philosophers who engage with a whole array of Nietzsche's classical interests, among them Homer, the Presocratics, Socrates and Plato ..., the Cynics, Stoicism, and Greek religion. JOURNAL OF CLASSICS TEACHING

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Nietzsche, Homer, and the Classical Traditionp. 7
"Unhistorical Greeks": Myth, History, and the Uses of Antiquityp. 27
Breeding Greeks: Nietzsche, Gobineau, and Classical Theories of Racep. 40
Ecce Philologus: Nietzsche and Pindar's Second Pythian Odep. 54
Nietzsche, Aristotle, and Propositional Discoursep. 70
"Politeia" 1871: Young Nietzsche on the Greek Statep. 79
Nietzsche and Democritus: The Origins of Ethical Eudaimonismp. 98
"Full of Gods": Nietzsche on Greek Polytheism and Culturep. 114
An Impossible Virtue: Heraclitean Justice and Nietzsche's Second Untimely Meditationp. 139
Cults and Migrations: Nietzsche's Meditations on Orphism, Pythagoreanism, and the Greek Mysteriesp. 151
Nietzsche's Cynicism: Uppercase or lowercase?p. 170
Nietzsche's Unpublished Fragments on Ancient Cynicism: The First Night of Diogenesp. 182
Nietzsche's Stoicism: The Depths Are Insidep. 192
Nietzsche and Platop. 205
Nietzsche, Nehemas, and "Self-Creation"p. 220
God Unpickedp. 228
Nietzsche's Wrestling with Plato and Platonismp. 241
On the Relationship of Alcibiades' Speech to Nietzsche's "Problem of Socrates"p. 260
Dionysus versus Dionysusp. 277
Rhetoric, Judgment, and the Art of Surprise in Nietzsche's Genealogyp. 295
How Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals Depicts Psychological Distance between Ancients and Modernsp. 310
Nietzsche's Aesthetic Solution to the Problem of Epigonism in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 318
From Tragedy to Philosophical Novelp. 329
Nietzsche, Interpretation, and Truthp. 343
Nietzsche's Remarks on the Classical Tradition: A Prognosis for Western Democracy in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 361
The Invention of Antiquity: Nietzsche on Classicism, Classicality, and the Classical Traditionp. 372
Nietzsche and the "Classical": Traditional and Innovative Features of Nietzsche's Usage, with Special Reference to Goethep. 391
Conflict and Repose: Dialectics of the Greek Ideal in Nietzsche and Winckelmannp. 411
Nietzsche's Ontological Roots in Goethe's Classicismp. 425
Nietzsche's Anti-Christianity as a Return to (German) Classicismp. 441
The Dioscuri: Nietzsche and Erwin Rohdep. 458
Notes on the Contributorsp. 479
Indexp. 485
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ISBN: 9781571132826
ISBN-10: 1571132821
Series: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 519
Published: 2nd February 2004
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.95