Nietzsche's New Seas: Explorations in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics

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Nietzsche's New Seas makes available for the first time in English a representative sample of the best recent Nietzsche scholarship from Germany, France, and the United States. Michael Allen Gillespie and Tracy B. Strong have brought together scholars from a variety of disciplines—philosophy, history, literary criticism, and musicology—and from schools of thought that differ both methodologically and ideologically. The contributors—Karsten Harries, Robert Pippin, Eugen Fink, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Kurt Paul Janz, Sarah Kofman, Jean-Michel Rey, and the editors themselves—take a new approach to Nietzsche, one that begins with the claim that his enigmatic utterances can best be understood by examining the style or structure of his thought.
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Editorial Reviews

Gillespie and Strong (political science, Duke and U. Cal. San Diego) have edited this collection of essays on Nietzsche's thought. The premise is that he is not simply the negative prophet of nihilism, that he offers rather a new way of thinking that goes beyond nihilism and transcends the traditional distinction between philosophy and poetry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226293790
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1991
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Allen Gillespie is associate professor of political science at Duke University. He is the author of Hegel, Heidegger, and the Ground of History, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Tracy B. Strong is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of Transfiguration.
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Table of Contents

Part I. Beyond Philosophy and Poetry: Sailing a Sunless Sea
1. The Philosopher at Sea
Karsten Harries
2. Irony and Affirmation in Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Robert Pippin
II. Toward a New Logic: Singing the Sirens' Song
3. Commentary
Jean-Michel Rey, translated by Tracy B. Strong
4. The Form-Content Problem in Nietzsche's Conception of Music
Curt Paul Janz, translated by Thomas Heilke
5. Nietzsche's Musical Politics
Michael Allen Gillespie
III. Visions of the Blessed Isles: Nietzsche's New World
6. Nietzsche's Political Aesthetics
Tracy B. Strong
7. Baubô: Theological Perversion and Fetishism
Sarah Kofman, translated by Tracy B. Strong
8. Nietzsche's New Experience of World
Eugen Fink, translated by Michael Allen Gillespie
9. The Drama of Zarathustra
Hans-Georg Gadamer, translated by Thomas Heilke
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