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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Nietzsche on Art : Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks (Paperback) - Aaron Ridley

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Nietzsche on Art

Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 30th June 2006
ISBN: 9780415315913
Number Of Pages: 181

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Nietzsche is one of the most important modern philosophers and his writings on the nature of art are amongst the most influential of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This GuideBook introduces and assesses:


  • Nietzsche's life and the background to his writings on art

  • the ideas and texts of his works which contribute to art, including The Birth of Tragedy, Human, All Too Human and Thus Spoke Zarathustra

  • Nietzsche's continuing importance to philosophy and contemporary thought.

This GuideBook will be essential reading for all students coming to Nietzsche for the first time.

'Ridley's views are always striking, and those expressed here are no exception. Entertainingly written and often surprising, Ridley's account recommends itself to everyone interested in Nietzsche.' "- Kathleen Higgins, University of Texas, USA"

Prefacep. IX
Sources and Abbreviationsp. XI
Introductionp. 1
Redemption through Art: The Birth of Tragedyp. 9
Introductionp. 9
An outlinep. 73
Dionysusp. 17
The metaphysical positionp. 21
Between psychology and metaphysicsp. 27
Child's playp. 37
Redemption through Science: Human, All Too Humanp. 34
Introductionp. 34
The metaphysical positionp. 37
Art and sciencep. 41
Genius and inspirationp. 46
'Monumental' artp. 51
Art and the selfp. 58
Art to the Rescue: The Gay Sciencep. 61
Introductionp. 61
The metaphysical positionp. 64
Suffering and the intellectual consciencep. 72
The need for artp. 78
Art and the selfp. 84
Philosophy as Art: Thus Spoke Zarathustrap. 89
Introductionp. 89
The teaching of idealsp. 91
The power of artp. 97
Zarathustra as exemplarp. 100
Eternal recurrencep. 102
Art and the love of fatep. 108
The Art of Freedom: After Zarathustrap. 112
Introductionp. 113
The metaphysical positionp. 115
The art of works of artp. 117
Romanticismp. 122
Becoming who you arep. 128
Art and the selfp. 734
Nietzsche on Wagnerp. 141
Notesp. 156
Bibliographyp. 172
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780415315913
ISBN-10: 0415315913
Series: Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 181
Published: 30th June 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1