NIetzsche Unbound: The Struggle for Spirit in the Age of Science

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Nietzsche Unbound presents a new and unusual interpretation of Nietzsche as a genuinely religious thinker who not only grasped the nature of humanity's current spiritual predicament, but also set forth an overlooked and truly revolutionary solution to it.

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Overview

Nietzsche Unbound presents a new and unusual interpretation of Nietzsche as a genuinely religious thinker who not only grasped the nature of humanity's current spiritual predicament, but also set forth an overlooked and truly revolutionary solution to it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557788221
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/17/2003
  • Series: Paragon Issues in Philosophy Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

David Taffel is the managing editor of The Conversationalist, an online daily news and culture briefing. He has taught at New England college and worked as a freelance editor and writer. His doctoral dissertation on Nietzsche at the New School won the Hans Jonas Memorial Award for Philosophy.

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Table of Contents

Copyright Acknowledgements
Preface
Prologue: The Eclipse of the Wilderness
Introduction: Nietzsche and "The Problem of Science"
Pt. 1 Overview 1
Ch. 1 The Importance of Nietzsche's Way of Writing 3
Ch. 2 Nietzsche's Early Anticipation of "The Problem of Science" In the Birth of Tragedy 9
Ch. 3 Overview Of "the Problem Of Science" In The Later Nietzsche 25
Pt. 2 The Problem in Detail 55
Ch. 4 The Internalization of the Villain Through Language 59
Ch. 5 "Ascetic Priests" - The Internalized Villain in Control 81
Ch. 6 The Double-Edged Will to Truth: From Antiquity Through Christianity to the Modern Scientific Era 91
Ch. 7 Modern Science: Will to Truth Or Will to Power? 106
Ch. 8 Three Transitional Themes 127
Pt. 3 The Solution 135
Ch. 9 Nietzsche's Symbolic Solution: "We Hyperboreans" 137
Ch. 10 Contemporary Hyperboreans?: Nietzsche's "Higher Man" And German Idealism's Creative Genius 160
Conclusion: The Higher Man After the Death of God: Possibility Or Dream? 179
App. 1 List of Nietzsche Passages on Language 197
App. 2 List of Nietzsche Passages on Science, Truth, and Knowledge 197
Notes 198
Note on Translations 211
Bibliography 213
Index 219
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