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Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle - Pierre Klossowski

Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle

Paperback Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9780226443874
Number Of Pages: 336

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Long recognized as a masterpiece of Nietzsche scholarship, "Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle" is made available here for the first time in English. Taking a structuralist approach to the relation between Nietzsche's thought and his life, Klossowski emphasizes the centrality of the notion of Eternal Return (a cyclical notion of time and history) for understanding Nietzsche's propensities for self-denial, self-reputation, and self-consumption.
Nietzsche's ideas did not stem from personal pathology, according to Klossowski. Rather, he made a pathological use of his best ideas, anchoring them in his own fluctuating bodily and mental conditions. Thus Nietzsche's belief that questions of truth and morality are at base questions of power and fitness resonates dynamically and intellectually with his alternating lucidity and delirium.

Translator's Preface
The Combat against Culture
The Valetudinary States at the Origin of a Serniotic of Impulses
The Experience of the Eternal Return
The Valetudinary States at the Origin of Four Criteria: Decadence, Vigour, Gregariousness, the Singular Case
Attempt at a Scientific Explanation of the Eternal Return
The Vicious Circle as a Selective Doctrine
The Consultation of the Paternal Shadow
The Most Beautiful Invention of the Sick
The Euphoria of Turin
Additional Note on Nietzsche's Semiotic
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ISBN: 9780226443874
ISBN-10: 0226443876
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.79 x 14.1  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2

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