Nietzsche and the Philosophers by Mark T. Conard

By Mark T. Conard

Nietzsche is absolutely some of the most unique and influential thinkers within the heritage of philosophy. With rules similar to the overman, will to energy, the everlasting recurrence, and perspectivism, Nietzsche demanding situations us to reconceive the way it is that we all know and comprehend the realm, and what it skill to be a person. additional, in his works, he not just grapples with prior nice philosophers and their rules, yet he additionally calls into query and redefines what it potential to do philosophy. Nietzsche and the Philosophers for the 1st time units out to check explicitly Nietzsche’s dating to his most vital predecessors. This anthology contains essays via the various major Nietzsche students, together with Keith Ansell-Pearson, Daniel Conway, Tracy B. robust, Gary Shapiro, Babette Babich, Mark Anderson, and Paul S. Loeb. those first-class writers talk about Nietzsche’s engagement with such figures as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Socrates, Hume, Schopenhauer, Emerson, Rousseau, and the Buddha. a person attracted to Nietzsche or the heritage of philosophy typically will locate a lot of significant curiosity during this volume.

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This is why Heidegger’s final dismissive judgment about Zarathustra and eternal recurrence was based on what he (following Alfred Bäumler) regarded as the essence of Nietzsche’s thinking in the unpublished notes compiled in successive editions of The Will to Power, especially WP 617. See Heidegger (1984: 198–208, 227–233); Heidegger (1987: 209–215, 257n). See also Krell’s critique of Heidegger’s selective and misleading use of WP 617, in Heidegger (1984: 201–202n); and Heidegger (1987: 271–272).

Indeed, those who follow and revere these “great sages” have concluded that there must be something to their reasoning, that the value of life must be negative, especially if worthies such as Socrates were able to face death calmly and courageously. Ever the contrarian, however, Nietzsche begs to differ: Is there not in fact “something sick here”? (TI “Socrates” 1) Is it not likely that these sages, including Socrates, the wisest of all, were decadents, weary of life and the cruelties it enjoins?

Hume and Kant are not really exceptions to this Aristotelian criterion, because they are both concerned to use reasoning as a means of investigating the limits of the reasoning mind. 47. , less in ethics and politics than 32 Paul S. Loeb 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 2). But my point is that he still does demand as much clarity and precision as each subject matter allows and, more importantly, that he demands as much clarity and precision as possible in the philosophers’ communications with each other about these subject matters.

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