Nietzsche's Philosophy of Religion

Nietzsche's Philosophy of Religion

by Julian Young
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521854229

ISBN-13: 9780521854221

Pub. Date: 04/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In his first book, The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche observes that Greek tragedy gathered people together as a community in the sight of their gods, and argues that modernity can be rescued from 'nihilism' only through the revival of such a festival. This is commonly thought to be a view which did not survive the termination of Nietzsche's early Wagnerianism, but

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In his first book, The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche observes that Greek tragedy gathered people together as a community in the sight of their gods, and argues that modernity can be rescued from 'nihilism' only through the revival of such a festival. This is commonly thought to be a view which did not survive the termination of Nietzsche's early Wagnerianism, but Julian Young argues, on the basis of an examination of all of Nietzsche's published works, that his religious communitarianism in fact persists through all his writings. What follows, it is argued, is that the mature Nietzsche is neither an 'atheist', an 'individualist', nor an 'immoralist': he is a German philosopher belonging to a German tradition of conservative communitarianism - though to claim him as a proto-Nazi is radically mistaken. This important reassessment will be of interest to all Nietzsche scholars and to a wide range of readers in German philosophy.

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ISBN-13:
9780521854221
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Schopenhauer: on man's need for metaphysics; 2. The birth of tragedy; 3. Untimely meditations; 4. Human, all too human; 5. The gay science; 6. Zarathustra; 7. Beyond good and evil; 8. The genealogy of morals; 9. The Wagner case; 10. Twilight of the idols; 11. The antichrist; 12. Ecce homo; Epilogue: Nietzsche in history.

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