Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche,Rolf-Peter Horstmann,Judith Norman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521779135

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

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A new translation and edition of Nietzsche's powerful and influential critique of philosophy.

Saving Desire

The Seduction of Christian Theology

Author: F. LeRon Shults,Jan-Olav Henriksen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802866263

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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Traditional Christian theology has generally treated desire as a dark and negative force intimately related to sin something to be restricted and repressed, closeted and controlled. But, according to LeRon Shults and Jan-Olav Henriksen s Saving Desire, we see only part of the picture if we do not also perceive that desire can be a powerful force for great good. Grounding their work firmly in the experiential realm of human life, the eight eminent theologians contributing to this volume celebrate together the positivity, the sociality, and the physicality of saving desire that is, humankind s innate desire not only for the good life but also, more vitally, for the life-transforming goodness of God.

Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature

A Casebook

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135876347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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Although courtly literature is often associated with a chivalrous and idyllic life, the fifteen original essays in this collection demonstrate that the quest for love in the world of medieval courtly literature was underpinned by violence. Lovers were rejected, mistrust ruled, rape was a rampant problem, and marriage was often characterized by brutality. Albrecht Classen brings together an outstanding group of historical, cultural, and literary scholars in this volume to investigate the complicated, nuanced, and often surprising unions of love and violence in courtly medieval literature.

Ecce Homo

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849616258


Page: 94

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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Ecce homo. Wie man wird, was man ist ist eine autobiographische Schrift des Philosophen Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche arbeitete von Oktober 1888 bis zu seinem Zusammenbruch Anfang 1889 an dem Werk, das zum ersten Mal 1908 im Auftrag des Nietzsche-Archivs veröffentlicht wurde. Es ist nicht vollständig überliefert und in seiner heute anerkannten Form erst seit den 1970ern bekannt. In Ecce homo gibt Nietzsche rückblickend Deutungen seiner philosophischen Schriften und präsentiert sich selbst und seine Erkenntnisse als schicksalhafte Ereignisse von weltbewegender Größe. Dabei stehen die Themen seines Spätwerks, besonders die Kritik am Christentum und die angekündigte „Umwertung aller Werte“, im Vordergrund. (aus

John Dewey and Continental Philosophy

Author: Paul Fairfield

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809385856

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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“These essays build a valuable, if virtual, bridge between the thought of John Dewey and that of a host of modern European philosophers. They invite us to entertain a set of imagined conversations among the mighty dead that no doubt would have intrigued Dewey and each of the interlocutors gathered here.”—Robert Westbrook, author of John Dewey and American Democracy and/or Democratic Hope: Pragmatism and the Politics of Truth. John Dewey and Continental Philosophy provides a rich sampling of exchanges that could have taken place long ago between the traditions of American pragmatism and continental philosophy had the lines of communication been more open between Dewey and his European contemporaries. Since they were not, Paul Fairfield and thirteen of his colleagues seek to remedy the situation by bringing the philosophy of Dewey into conversation with several currents in continental philosophical thought, from post-Kantian idealism and the work of Friedrich Nietzsche to twentieth-century phenomenology, hermeneutics, and poststructuralism. John Dewey and Continental Philosophy demonstrates some of the many connections and opportunities for cross-traditional thinking that have long existed between Dewey and continental thought, but have been under-explored. The intersection presented here between Dewey’s pragmatism and the European traditions makes a significant contribution to continental and American philosophy and will spur new and important developments in the American philosophical debate.

Swiftly Sterneward

Essays on Laurence Sterne and His Times in Honor of Melvyn New

Author: W. B. Gerard,E Derek Taylor,Robert G. Walker

Publisher: University of Delaware

ISBN: 1611490596

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 312

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This collection of thirteen essays is in honor of the distinguished scholarly career of Melvyn New, Professor Emeritus of the University of Florida. The first eight essays offer various critical perspectives on a diverse group of eighteenth-century authors. Subjects include Pope and Eliot, Swift and Nietzsche, Sterne and Gainsborough, Johnson, Smollett, Lyttelton, and Fielding. The final five essays focus specifically on Sterne, the primary subject of Professor New's career of more than four decades. Contributors are both former students and colleagues and come from the United States, England, and France. They are Martha F. Bowden, Taylor Corse, W. G Day, Madeleine Descargues-Grant, Elizabeth Kraft, Joseph G. Kronick, James E. May, Frank Palmeri, Eric Rothstein, Donald R. Wehrs, and the three co-editors, W. B. Gerard, E. Derek Taylor, and Robert G. Walker.

Destiny Domesticated

The Rebirth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Technology

Author: Jos de Mul

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438449739

Category: Drama

Page: 358

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Analyzes contemporary technological society through the lens of Greek tragedy. Destiny Domesticated investigates three ways Western civilization has tried to tame fate: the heroic affirmation of fate in the tragic culture of the Greeks, the humble acceptance of divine providence in Christianity, and the abolition of fate in modern technological society. Against this background, Jos de Mul argues that the uncontrollability of technology introduces its own tragic dimension to our culture. Considering a range of literary texts and contemporary events, and drawing on twenty-five centuries of tragedy interpretation from philosophers such as Aristotle, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, literary critics George Steiner and Terry Eagleton, and others, de Mul articulates a contemporary perspective on the tragic, shedding new light on philosophical topics such as free will, determinism, and the contingency of life.

Gilbert Simondon's Psychic and Collective Individuation

Author: David Scott

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748695745

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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The first full introduction to Simondon's seminal work. A chapter-by-chapter commentary takes you through the text of Psychic and Collective Individuation, clarifying its complex terminology and structure.

Histories of Postmodernism

Author: Mark Bevir,Jill Hargis,Sara Rushing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415956130

Category: History

Page: 266

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Histories of Postmodernism reexamines the history of the constellation of ideas and thinkers associated with postmodernism. The increasingly dominant historical narrative depicts a relatively smooth development of ideas from Friedrich Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger, through a range of French theorists, most notably Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault, to contemporary American thinkers such as Richard Rorty, Edward Said, and Judith Butler. Histories of Postmodernism challenges this narrative by highlighting the local contexts of relevant theorists and thus the crucial distinctions that divide successive articulations of the themes and concepts associated with postmodernism. As postmodern ideas traveled from nineteenth-century Germany to mid-twentieth-century France and on to the contemporary United States, so the relevant theorists transformed that heritage within the context of particular intellectual traditions and specific political and aesthetic issues.

The Better Way

The Church of Agape in Emerging Corinth

Author: Ron Clark

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087681X

Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 1424


When Paul came to Corinth he found a culture emerging from the ashes of Roman power. As Julius Caesar rebuilt the fallen city he brought Roman culture to this Greek community. Likewise, Paul's message of salvation in Jesus rebuilt the fallen lives of people dominated by a culture of power. This power was displayed in violence, discrimination, sexuality, and spirituality. As this city emerged from the ashes of humiliation the church emerged, by God's hand, from of the humiliation of Jesus and the cross. Today the church emerges in a culture of power, humiliation, and fear. Paul's challenge for the church is to be mature and practice unconditional love. This love is permanent. This love develops and empowers others. This love causes us to be in relationship with God and others. Through this love God's people see face to face. The church can emerge to radiate love, peace, and empowerment.

Poetics of Self and Form in Keats and Shelley

Nietzschean Subjectivity and Genre

Author: Mark Sandy

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 142

View: 5521


In focusing on the poetic treatment of self and literary form in Keats and Shelley, Mark Sandy shows how using Nietzsche's philosophy to illuminate Keats's correspondence and Shelley's A Defence of Poetry provides a conceptual basis for a comparative reading of the poets. Using key ideas from Nietzsche, Sandy explores Keats's Endymion and Shelley's Alastor as redefinitions of the romance genre. Further, he suggests that in their redescription of romance, Keats and Shelley discovered a radical mode of subjectivity that is present in Keats's major odes and Shelley's lyrical poetry as a conflict among poetic identity, art, and existence. In Sandy's reading, Shelley's Adonais and Keats's The Eve of St Mark emerge as diverse meditations on crises of posthumous reputation and future audience, whereas Keats's Hyperion fragments and Shelley's The Triumph of Life resolve these anxieties over authorial posterity by entrusting the reader with a new form of poetical self.

The Death and Return of the Author

Criticism and Subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault and Derrida

Author: Sean Burke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748637119

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

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For the late twentieth century, the death of the author assumed a significance analogous to the death of God one hundred years previously. In this now classic study, Seán Burke both provides the first detailed explanation of anti-authorialism and shows how, even taken on its own terms, the attempt to abolish the author is philosophically untenable. Rather than developing a traditionally humanist defence, Burke effectively out-theorises theory through rigorous readings which demonstrate that the concept of the author remained profoundly active even and especially as its disappearance was being articulated. The question of the author, he argues, is not a question within theory but the question of theory.Building on a substantially revised second edition, Burke further explores the challenges faced by an authorial theory that is 'still to come'. Prompted by the responses to the passing of Jacques Derrida in 2004, he revisits the enigmatic borderlines between life and work, life and (authorial) death. Features of the third edition:*A 5,000-word Preface which considers Derrida's legacy and the future of authorial theory *Two new chapters which submit the biographical and autobiographical to independent theoretical scrutiny*A fully updated bibliography

Die fröhliche Wissenschaft

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843027862

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

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Friedrich Nietzsche: Die fröhliche Wissenschaft Erstdruck: Chemnitz (E. Schmeitzner) 1882. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Friedrich Nietzsche: Werke in drei Bänden. Herausgegeben von Karl Schlechta. München: Hanser, 1954. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Don Berry

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351350188


Page: N.A

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No philosopher could be a better example of creative thinking in action than Friedrich Nietzsche: a German iconoclast who systematically attacked the traditionally accepted views of academic philosophers, seeking to tear down their rickety platform and replace it with a platform of his own. Creative thinkers are people who redefine issues and topics in novel ways to create novel connections, explanations and hypotheses ? people, in short, who can turn a topic on its head and present it in an entirely new light. Nietzsche called them ?free spirits? ? those unwilling to accept the dogmas of the past, wanting instead to think clearly for themselves. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche focuses his attention on nothing less than the underlying basis of our moral assumptions, unleashing a powerful, polemical critique of the moral dogmas of the past and his own time. His book, which remains one of the most influential works of moral philosophy ever written, is not just an example of creative thinking at work, it is also a passionate argument for its importance. As Nietzsche wrote, ?Morality in Europe ? is the morality of herd animals.? But if one is ready to think differently and stand out from the herd, ?other (and especially higher) moralities are ? possible.?

Von der Ursache, dem Princip und dem Einen

Author: Giordano Bruno

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849605574


Page: 179

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Alles ist eins: In Von der Ursache, dem Prinzip und dem Einen legt der italienische Philosoph Giordano Bruno den Grundstein zu einer neuen Metaphysik und vollzieht eine radikale Abwendung von der dualistischen Weltsicht seiner Zeit: der klassischen Zweiteilung in Gott und Welt, Geist und Materie. Für Bruno sind diese vermeintlichen Gegensätze nur verschiedene Aspekte eines einzigen Seins, einer einzigen, unendlichen und unteilbaren Wirklichkeit. Gott selbst als allerhöchstes Wesen und Ursprung des Seins steht für Bruno nicht außerhalb der Welt, sondern ist Teil der allumfassenden Wirklichkeit des Seins. (Zitat aus Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.

The Republic

The Odyssey of Philosophy

Author: Jacob Howland

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 9780805783544

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

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Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature. Each volume: -- Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text -- Uses clear, conversational language -- Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages -- Includes a chronology of the author's life and era -- Provides an overview of the historical context -- Offers a summary of its critical reception -- Lists primary and secondary sources and index

Literary Atheism

Author: David J. Gordon

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820462141

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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After the inward turn promoted by Kant and modified by the Romantics, many educated Westerners came to understand God as an idea or a myth rather than as a being. The meaning of atheism necessarily changed as well. Post-Enlightenment atheists oppose, but cannot dismiss, a particular form and expression of cultural influence. <I>Literary Atheism analyzes a number of oppositional engagements with the idea of God and, in general, explores the tension between the more absolute language of religion and the freer language of literature. Using the concept of perspective to unsettle religious absolutism, this book opens the work of various writers across the last two centuries to fresh insight and seeks to revise some current dogmas concerning morality, science, and politics.

Charles Dickens and the Romantic Self

Author: Lawrence Frank

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

View: 1863


Examines the concept of the self in the fiction of Charles Dickens and analyzes Dickens' place in the romantic tradition