Becoming Who You Are: Nietzsche on Self-Creation

Becoming Who You Are: Nietzsche on Self-Creation <p>Abstract:</p><p>In this article, I examine Nietzsche&apos;s doctrine of self-creation as he develops it from <i>Schopenhauer as Educator</i> through <i>Gay Science</i> (<i>GS</i>). While many scholars have tackled this topic, they have generally focused on a few well-known snippets from Nietzsche&apos;s works without putting them in the context of Nietzsche&apos;s carefully wrought texts or philosophical development as a whole. Nietzsche&apos;s doctrine of self-creation receives its clearest articulation in <i>GS</i> IV, but in order to understand that doctrine fully, I trace its genesis in the writings leading up to <i>GS</i>. Doing so allows me to shed light on long-standing puzzles about Nietzsche&apos;s understanding of authenticity, the relationship between self-creation and his so-called fatalism, and the nature and limits of his commitment to the aesthetic model of the self.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Becoming Who You Are: Nietzsche on Self-Creation

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Volume 49 (1) – Mar 13, 2018

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Penn State University Press
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<p>Abstract:</p><p>In this article, I examine Nietzsche&apos;s doctrine of self-creation as he develops it from <i>Schopenhauer as Educator</i> through <i>Gay Science</i> (<i>GS</i>). While many scholars have tackled this topic, they have generally focused on a few well-known snippets from Nietzsche&apos;s works without putting them in the context of Nietzsche&apos;s carefully wrought texts or philosophical development as a whole. Nietzsche&apos;s doctrine of self-creation receives its clearest articulation in <i>GS</i> IV, but in order to understand that doctrine fully, I trace its genesis in the writings leading up to <i>GS</i>. Doing so allows me to shed light on long-standing puzzles about Nietzsche&apos;s understanding of authenticity, the relationship between self-creation and his so-called fatalism, and the nature and limits of his commitment to the aesthetic model of the self.</p>

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Published: Mar 13, 2018

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