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Aesthetic transformations : taking Nietzsche at his word

Author: Thomas Jovanovski
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2008.
Series: American university studies., Series V,, Philosophy ;, v. 204.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this study, Thomas Jovanovski presents a contrasting interpretation to the postmodernist and feminist readings of Nietzsche. As Jovanovski holds, Nietzsche's written thought is above all a sustained endeavor aimed at negating and superseding the primarily Socratic principles of Western ontology with a new table of aesthetic ethics that is informed by the Dionysian insight of Aeschylean tragedy. Just as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Socrates.; Socrates; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Socrates.; Friedrich Nietzsche; Friedrich Nietzsche; Sokrates; Friedrich Nietzsche; Sokrates
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Jovanovski
ISBN: 0820420026 9780820420028
OCLC Number: 36676041
Description: xlvi, 155 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Nietzsche's Aesthetic Turn --
1. Birth of Tragedy as a Programme --
2. Nietzsche's Subversion of Aesthetic Socratism's Scientific Optimism --
3. Nietzsche's Opposition to Socratism at a Glance --
Ch. 1. Chiaroscuro of Nietzsche's Aesthetics --
1. Dionysian Emancipation as Art of the "Beautiful Soul" --
2. Apollinian Discipline as Art of the "Ugly Soul" --
3. Synthetic Formulation of Nietzsche's Conception of Art --
Ch. 2. Critique of Walter Kaufmann's "Nietzsche's Attitude Toward Socrates" --
Ch. 3. Variations on Nietzsche --
1. Postmodernism's Self-Nullifying Reading of Nietzsche --
2. Kaufmannesque Reconstructions: Turning Nietzsche into a Bull with Snail's Horns --
3. Putting Nietzsche Back into "Nietzsche" --
Ch. 4. Bringing the Ubermensch to Life --
1. Ubermenschen on Parade --
2. Indispensable Praxis of Selective Breeding --
3. Rise of the Justifying and Synthesizing Nobility.
Series Title: American university studies., Series V,, Philosophy ;, v. 204.
Responsibility: Thomas Jovanovski.

Abstract:

"In this study, Thomas Jovanovski presents a contrasting interpretation to the postmodernist and feminist readings of Nietzsche. As Jovanovski holds, Nietzsche's written thought is above all a sustained endeavor aimed at negating and superseding the primarily Socratic principles of Western ontology with a new table of aesthetic ethics that is informed by the Dionysian insight of Aeschylean tragedy. Just as the Platonic Socrates perceived a pressing need for, and succeeded in establishing, a new world-historical ethic and aesthetic direction grounded in reason, science, and optimism, so does Nietzsche advocate the rebirth of this tragic consciousness as the vehicle toward a cultural, political, and religious metamorphosis of the West. However, Jovanovski contends that Nietzsche does not advocate such a radical social turning as an end in itself, but as only the most consequential prerequisite to realizing the culminating object of his supra-historical model - the phenomenal appearance of the Ubermensch."--Jacket.

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