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The Pathology of a Genealogist1

The Pathology of a Genealogist1 226 The Pathology of a Genealogist1 David Farrell Krell. Infectious Nietzsche. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1996. 281 pp., including notes and index. David Krell's fine book is an account of Nietzsche's infectiousness on the history of the last one hundred years of philosophy. In addition he gives a kind of genealogy of his own encounter with, and reading of, the texts of Nietzsche and the texts of others on those of Nietzsche. If Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a "return of language to the nature of imagery" (Ecce Homo, "Why I Write Such Good Books"; Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #6), Krell's Infectious Nietzsche is a mirror-image of the same. Its prose is poetic and imaginative-as readers of his other works would expect. Krell's thinking on and through the Nietzschean texts is analogous to the work which the pathologist does in the field of medicine. Krell presents in the register of philosophic discourse the pathology of a genealogist named Nietzsche. "What unifies the book is the pre- occupation with questions touching health and illness throughout-both as material for genealogical critique and as a challenge to the gene- alogist. For issues of health and illness seem to impinge on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

The Pathology of a Genealogist1

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 27 (1): 226 – Jan 1, 1997

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© 1997 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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226 The Pathology of a Genealogist1 David Farrell Krell. Infectious Nietzsche. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1996. 281 pp., including notes and index. David Krell's fine book is an account of Nietzsche's infectiousness on the history of the last one hundred years of philosophy. In addition he gives a kind of genealogy of his own encounter with, and reading of, the texts of Nietzsche and the texts of others on those of Nietzsche. If Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a "return of language to the nature of imagery" (Ecce Homo, "Why I Write Such Good Books"; Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #6), Krell's Infectious Nietzsche is a mirror-image of the same. Its prose is poetic and imaginative-as readers of his other works would expect. Krell's thinking on and through the Nietzschean texts is analogous to the work which the pathologist does in the field of medicine. Krell presents in the register of philosophic discourse the pathology of a genealogist named Nietzsche. "What unifies the book is the pre- occupation with questions touching health and illness throughout-both as material for genealogical critique and as a challenge to the gene- alogist. For issues of health and illness seem to impinge on

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Published: Jan 1, 1997

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