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Nietzsche's Affirmative Morality : A Revaluation Based in the Dionysian World-View :  A Revaluation Based in the Dionysian World-View - Peter Durno Murray

Nietzsche's Affirmative Morality : A Revaluation Based in the Dionysian World-View

A Revaluation Based in the Dionysian World-View

Hardcover Published: 1999
ISBN: 9783110166019
Number Of Pages: 336
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Explores the development of an affirmative ethics or morality in Nietzsche's work, and attempts to demonstrate that this process is that of an increasingly complicated articulation of the encounter with otherness. Pays particular attention to the fundamental premise of Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy: that a Dionysian ground of pleasure underlies all meaning-creation. Analyzes how Nietzsche adapted the imagery of Greek Dionysianism to describe a contradictory world of joy and suffering in which joy is fundamental. This contradictory relationship is found to be present in Greek thinkers who propound the metaphysics of the Mysteries.

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"Peter D. Murray's book is the best treatment of Nietzschean affirmation since Deleuze."
Tyler Roberts in: New Nietzsche Studies 1-2/2002

Forewordp. VII
Acknowledgmentsp. XI
Abbreviationsp. XV
The Dionysian World-View
Nietzsche's Dionysus
The Double Nature of Dionysus: Ethical Questions and Artp. 3
The Third Dionysusp. 9
The Redemption of Lifep. 28
Delphi: the Separation of Self and Otherp. 33
Socrates' Daemonp. 42
The Possibility of Tragedy: Hybrisp. 47
Contradiction, Duplicity and Opposition
The Aesthetic Game: Creation and Destructionp. 58
Contradictionp. 65
The Origin of Opposition in Duplicityp. 82
The Perspective of Universalityp. 93
The Language of Redemption
Myth and the Genius of Poetryp. 98
From Images to Wordsp. 105
Rhetorical Language: Metaphorp. 121
"Dionysus" as a Metonymyp. 131
Affirmative Morality
The Basis in Pleasure
Pleasure and Displeasurep. 141
The Aesthetical-Ethical Methodp. 149
Beyond Domination and the Lust for Powerp. 155
Being with Others: Pity and Empathyp. 159
A Sense of the Earth
Becoming True to the Earthp. 169
The Affective Basis of Sensep. 178
Will to Power and the Dionysianp. 192
Will to Power: the Human-Earthp. 199
Recurrence and Return
The Great Yearp. 210
From Recurrence to Returnp. 222
The Lenzer Heide Notesp. 228
Eternal Return and the Overcoming of Pityp. 236
Affirmation: The Love of Fate
The Ethos of Affirmationp. 251
The Spiritualisation of Lustp. 254
A Joyful and Trusting Fatalismp. 267
Amor Fati and Affirmationp. 278
Conclusion: A Beautiful in Vain?p. 288
Bibliographyp. 293
Name Indexp. 313
Subject Indexp. 316
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ISBN: 9783110166019
ISBN-10: 3110166011
Series: Monographien Und Texte Zur Nietzsche-Forschung
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1999
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.74

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