Nietzsche, Philosophy and the Arts

Nietzsche, Philosophy and the Arts

by Salim Kemal
     
 

Nietzsche's writings have shaped much contemporary reflection on the relation between philosophy and art. This book brings together a number of distinguished contributors to examine his aesthetic account of the origins and ends of philosophy. They discuss the transformative power which Nietzsche ascribes to aesthetic activity, including his aesthetic justification of…  See more details below

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Nietzsche's writings have shaped much contemporary reflection on the relation between philosophy and art. This book brings together a number of distinguished contributors to examine his aesthetic account of the origins and ends of philosophy. They discuss the transformative power which Nietzsche ascribes to aesthetic activity, including his aesthetic justification of existence and its fusion of social and personal existence, and they investigate his experiments with an 'aesthetic politics' and a politicisation of aesthetics. Together their essays set out the ground for future debate about the inter-relation between art, philosophy and value.

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"Emphasizing the various senses of experiment, temptation, and seduction wrapped up in this German word, Conway sees Nietzche as a thinker of eros, concerned to articulate the possibility of exceptional figures—philosophers, artists,, or saints—who are strong enough to squander their strength and resources in legislating (literally or metaphorically) for the rest of us...Conway's reading should actually help in giving a fresh analysis of these themes that shows how they can be made intelligible without implicating them in such disasters." - Gary Shapiro, University of Richmond

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521593816
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Studies in Philosophy and the Arts
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

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