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The Challenge of Nietzsche: How to Approach His Thought

Jeremy Fortier

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679396
eISBN:
9780226679426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679426.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Friedrich Nietzsche has been one of the most widely read authors in the world from the time of his death to the present day, as well as one of the most controversial. He has been celebrated as a ... More


Reason, Which Hurts

Krzysztof Michalski

in The Flame of Eternity: An Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143460
eISBN:
9781400840212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143460.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents an account of human life primarily through Nietzsche's character of Zarathustra, who argues that human life is irreducibly diverse and thoroughly dangerous. We are constantly ... More


Our Insatiable Desire for More Future: On the Eternal Return of the Same

Krzysztof Michalski

in The Flame of Eternity: An Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143460
eISBN:
9781400840212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143460.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines what links the seemingly conflicting, or even mutually exclusive, concepts of eternity and passing, and Paradise and its loss. To life as a cup running over, to life as divinity ... More


Nietzsche as Educator and the Implosion of Bildung

Michael Bell

in Open Secrets: Literature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J. M. Coetzee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208098
eISBN:
9780191709227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208098.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This chapter shows how Nietzsche develops Goethe's critique of Bildung. The early essays on Schopenhauer as Educator and on The Uses and Disadvantages of History raise questions about the authority ... More


Allegories of Reading: Figural Language in Rousseau, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Proust

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this article, Paul de Man discusses his plan to complete a book entitled Allegories of Reading. The book offers a reading of four important authors — Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Maria Rilke, ... More


The Project of World-Transformation in Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Jeremy Fortier

in The Challenge of Nietzsche: How to Approach His Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679396
eISBN:
9780226679426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679426.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In Thus Spoke Zarathustra Nietzsche uses the title character as a medium for exploring the project of a cultural founder or creator. Zarathustra’s project fundamentally differs from that of Free ... More


The Prospects for Self-Knowledge in Ecce Homo and the 1886 Prefaces

Jeremy Fortier

in The Challenge of Nietzsche: How to Approach His Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679396
eISBN:
9780226679426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679426.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In Nietzsche's late autobiographical writings he shows that the two major turning-points of his career - Human, All Too Human (which established his ideal of the Free Spirit) and Thus Spoke ... More


The Ending of “Sanctus Januarius

Laurence Lampert

in What a Philosopher Is: Becoming Nietzsche

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226488110
eISBN:
9780226488257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488257.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter describes the odd ending Nietzsche chose for “Sanctus Januarius” and The Gay Science. After sections that reasonably enough present conclusions to his reflections on morality, life, and ... More


Historical Context

Joel P. Brereton and Stephanie W. Jamison

in The Rigveda

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190633363
eISBN:
9780190633400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633363.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the prehistory of the Indo-Aryan peoples ancestral to those who composed the Ṛgveda. On the basis of shared linguistic and cultural evidence it defends the view that these ... More


I

Heinrich Meier

in What is Nietzsche's Zarathustra?: A Philosophical Confrontation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226581569
eISBN:
9780226581736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226581736.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the First Part of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Zarathustra's speech to the people, “which is also called 'the prologue',” determines the historical position of Thus ... More


What E-Vokes Thought?

William J. Richardson

in Heidegger: Through Phenomenology to Thought

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222551
eISBN:
9780823235247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222551.003.0035
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Heidegger's first post-war lecture course of “What E-vokes Thought?”. Stretched over two semesters, the theme is developed in two different ways. ... More


The Ear, Who?

Peggy Kamuf

in To Follow: The Wake of Jacques Derrida

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641543
eISBN:
9780748652136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641543.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Otobiographies’ is just one of several titles that introduce into the labyrinth of an ear: another is ‘Tympan’, the opening or threshold essay in Margins of Philosophy, and ‘Heidegger's Ear’, the ... More


What is Nietzsche's Zarathustra?: A Philosophical Confrontation

Heinrich Meier

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226581569
eISBN:
9780226581736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226581736.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is Nietzsche's most famous and most puzzling work, one in which he makes the greatest use of poetry to explore the questions posed by philosophy. But in order to understand the ... More


Alexander Nehamas’s Nietzsche

Robert B. Pippin

in Interanimations: Receiving Modern German Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259659
eISBN:
9780226259796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259796.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is a discussion of the legacy of Alexander Nehamas’s 1985 book, Nietzsche: Life as Literature. I concentrate on his basic claim, that “Nietzsche’s model for the world, for objects, and ... More


The Sacred Spring of Arnold Schoenberg and Alexander Zemlinsky

Kevin C. Karnes

in A Kingdom Not of This World: Wagner, the Arts, and Utopian Visions in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199957927
eISBN:
9780199346011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199957927.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores quasi-Nietzschean visions of psychological or spiritual utopia that found voice in works by Arnold Schoenberg and Alexander Zemlinsky, in self-conscious rejectionof visions of ... More


What Is Nietzsche’s Zarathustra?

Heinrich Meier

in What Is Nietzsche’s Zarathustra?: A Philosophical Confrontation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226581569
eISBN:
9780226581736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226581736.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides an overview of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra. At the beginning of the philosophical life in the strict sense, Nietzsche attributes the passion of knowledge to the ... More


II

Heinrich Meier

in What is Nietzsche's Zarathustra?: A Philosophical Confrontation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226581569
eISBN:
9780226581736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226581736.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the Second Part of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra. The conflict of prophet and philosopher comes openly to light in the Second Part, where wisdom is placed in the center, ... More


III

Heinrich Meier

in What is Nietzsche's Zarathustra?: A Philosophical Confrontation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226581569
eISBN:
9780226581736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226581736.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the Third Part of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Whereas the Second Part revolved around the philosopher's self-knowledge, his homecoming forms the center of the Third ... More


IV

Heinrich Meier

in What is Nietzsche's Zarathustra?: A Philosophical Confrontation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226581569
eISBN:
9780226581736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226581736.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter assesses the Fourth and Final Part of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Picking up the thread from the beginning of the Second Part, the Fourth Part's first sentence laconically ... More


Awakenings:: A Cultural History

Thomas DeGloma

in Seeing the Light: The Social Logic of Personal Discovery

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226175744
eISBN:
9780226175911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226175911.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

When individuals tell awakening stories, they weigh in on cultural disputes over truth and meaning that emerged during various historical eras and evolved through time. This chapter sketches a ... More


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