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The Textual Estate: Nietzsche and Authorial Responsibility

Seán Burke

in The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618309
eISBN:
9780748652075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618309.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the worst dreams of Plato's Socrates are recurring in the context of the ethically underdetermined scene of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche's reception history. The new ... More


Friedrich Nietzsche in Auschwitz,1 or the Posthumous Return of the Author

Seán Burke

in The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618309
eISBN:
9780748652075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618309.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Professor Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche's story ends as the narration begins. It is believed that Nietzsche is an unfortunate gambler in the lottery which Bernard Williams called ‘moral luck’. Driven ... More


Signature and Authorship in the Phaedrus

Seán Burke

in The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618309
eISBN:
9780748652075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618309.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analytically counterpoises the oral and graphic signatures more Aristotelico as also in a general ethical meditation, before reviving the question of agency as it reflects dialectic's ... More


Conclusion

in Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The dilemma of exemplarity and mediocrity does not end in the nineteenth century, but assumes a different form in the twentieth century for a variety of reasons. One reason is that the distinction ... More


The Average Audience (Lessing on Bourgeois Tragedy)

in Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In The Birth of Tragedy (1872), Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche declares that when the “man of everyday life” assumes the tragic stage, it spells doom for tragedy—and with it great art. This chapter ... More


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