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

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

by Peter Durno Murray
     
 

This book argues that Nietzsche bases his affirmative morality on the model of individual responsiveness to otherness which he takes from the mythology

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This book argues that Nietzsche bases his affirmative morality on the model of individual responsiveness to otherness which he takes from the mythology of Dionysus. The subject is not free to choose to avoid such responding to the demands of the other. Nietzsche finds that the basic mode of responding is pleasure. This feeling, as a basis for morality, underlies the morality which is true to the earth and the major concepts of “will to power”, “eternal return”, and “amor fati”. The priority of otherness makes all thought ethical and not only aesthetic. The basis of all meanings combines the fundamental impulse of responding outwards with an immediate complement in the individual interpretation-world. This is specifically ethical because the recognition of our own historical specificity arises as a result of the refusal of others to become mere differences within our notion of the Same, and through their demand that we “become who we are” in the recognition of their separate existence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110166019
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Series:
Monographien und Texte zur Nietzsche-Forschung Series, #42
Edition description:
Reprint 2015
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Pt. 1The Dionysian World-View
INietzsche's Dionysus
1The Double Nature of Dionysus: Ethical Questions and Art3
2The Third Dionysus9
3The Redemption of Life28
4Delphi: the Separation of Self and Other33
5Socrates' Daemon42
6The Possibility of Tragedy: Hybris47
IIContradiction, Duplicity and Opposition
1The Aesthetic Game: Creation and Destruction58
2Contradiction65
3The Origin of Opposition in Duplicity82
4The Perspective of Universality93
IIIThe Language of Redemption
1Myth and the Genius of Poetry98
2From Images to Words105
3Rhetorical Language: Metaphor121
4"Dionysus" as a Metonymy131
Pt. 2Affirmative Morality
IVThe Basis in Pleasure
1Pleasure and Displeasure141
2The Aesthetical-Ethical Method149
3Beyond Domination and the Lust for Power155
4Being with Others: Pity and Empathy159
VA Sense of the Earth
1Becoming True to the Earth169
2The Affective Basis of Sense178
3Will to Power and the Dionysian192
4Will to Power: the Human-Earth199
VIRecurrence and Return
1The Great Year210
2From Recurrence to Return222
3The Lenzer Heide Notes228
4Eternal Return and the Overcoming of Pity236
VIIAffirmation: The Love of Fate
1The Ethos of Affirmation251
2The Spiritualisation of Lust254
3A Joyful and Trusting Fatalism267
4Amor Fati and Affirmation278
Conclusion: A Beautiful in Vain?288
Bibliography293
Name Index313
Subject Index316

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