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Nietzscheâs account of Apollo and the Apollinian in The Birth of Tragedy contains underappreciated distortions. Apollinian moments in some tragedies are described as Dionysian. The Apollo seen in BT fails to interpret dreams (indeed this book renders dreams impervious to...
Abstract: As a classical philologist, Nietzsche was extremely familiar with the work of many ancient Greek writers. It is well known that Nietzsche made a practice of identifying with and praising ancient thinkers with whom he felt a kinship. It is worth investigating, then, whether Nietzsche’s...
Abstract: Clark and Dudrick claim that Nietzsche takes Plato’s theory of the soul to be “a hypothesis, which his own psychology is an attempt to refine .” This essay accepts that claim, but argues for a more streamlined account of the relation between Nietzsche and Plato than Clark and Dudrick...
This article critiques three aspects of Clark and Dudrickâs book. First, I question Clark and Dudrickâs claim that Nietzsche recognizes a distinct will to value. Second, I argue that Clark and Dudrickâs analysis of Nietzschean drives is philosophically and textually problematic. Third, I...
This article considers aspects of Nietzscheâs identification with the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, focusing in particular upon how Epicurusâs antiteleology (his denial of an ultimate metaphysical principle) was significant for Nietzscheâs views on religion and knowledge. I make a...
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