Nietzsche's Philosophy of Art / Edition 1

Nietzsche's Philosophy of Art / Edition 1

by Julian Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521455758

ISBN-13: 9780521455756

Pub. Date: 04/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first comprehensive treatment of Nietzsche's philosophy of art to appear in English. Julian Young argues that Nietzsche's thought about art can only be understood in the context of his wider philosophy. In particular, he discusses the dramatic changes in Nietzschean aesthetics against the background of the celebrated themes of the death of God, eternal

Overview

This is the first comprehensive treatment of Nietzsche's philosophy of art to appear in English. Julian Young argues that Nietzsche's thought about art can only be understood in the context of his wider philosophy. In particular, he discusses the dramatic changes in Nietzschean aesthetics against the background of the celebrated themes of the death of God, eternal recurrence, and the idea of the Ubermensch. Young then divides Nietzsche's career, and his philosophy of art, into four distinct phases, but suggests that these phases describe a circle. An attempt at world-affirmation is made in the central phases, but Nietzsche is predominantly influenced at the beginning and end of his career by a Schopenhauerian pessimism. At the beginning and end art is important because it "redeems" us from life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521455756
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Schopenhauer; 2. The birth of tragedy; 3. Human, all-too-human; 4. The gay science; 5. Twilight of the idols; Epilogue; Notes; Texts and translations; Index.

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