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Kulturkritik et philosophie thérapeutique chez le jeune Nietzsche by Martine Béland (review)

Kulturkritik et philosophie thérapeutique chez le jeune Nietzsche by Martine Béland (review) Book Reviews 978-2-7606-2289-0. Paperback, $34.95/31.00. Martine Béland, Kulturkritik et philosophie thérapeutique chez le jeune Nietzsche Montréal: Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2012. 404 pp. isbn : Reviewed by Marta Faustino, IFILNOVA (Instituto de Filosofia da Nova)/FCSH-UNL (msffaustino@gmail.com) Martine Béland's Kulturkritik et philosophie thérapeutique chez le jeune Nietzsche is an important contribution to the scholarly literature on Nietzsche in at least two respects. First, it exposes the therapeutic dimension of Nietzsche's thought, which, despite recent interest (see especially Michael Ure, Nietzsche's Therapy: Self-Cultivation in the Middle Works [New York: Lexington Books, 2008] and Horst Hutter and Eli Friedland, eds., Nietzsche's Therapeutic Teaching [London: Bloomsbury, 2013]), is a topic that remains largely unexplored. Second, it focuses on Nietzsche's earliest writings (the Basel period, 1869­79), which tend to be--with the notable exception of The Birth of Tragedy--the least widely read of his texts and those least commented on in Nietzsche scholarship. The stated aim of the book is to unify and contextualize Nietzsche's early work within a central therapeutic concern with the culture of his time. Connecting it with the Hellenistic conception of philosophy as medicine for the soul, Béland claims that Nietzsche's early philosophical project can be identified as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Kulturkritik et philosophie thérapeutique chez le jeune Nietzsche by Martine Béland (review)

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies , Volume 47 (3) – Dec 6, 2016

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Book Reviews 978-2-7606-2289-0. Paperback, $34.95/31.00. Martine Béland, Kulturkritik et philosophie thérapeutique chez le jeune Nietzsche Montréal: Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2012. 404 pp. isbn : Reviewed by Marta Faustino, IFILNOVA (Instituto de Filosofia da Nova)/FCSH-UNL (msffaustino@gmail.com) Martine Béland's Kulturkritik et philosophie thérapeutique chez le jeune Nietzsche is an important contribution to the scholarly literature on Nietzsche in at least two respects. First, it exposes the therapeutic dimension of Nietzsche's thought, which, despite recent interest (see especially Michael Ure, Nietzsche's Therapy: Self-Cultivation in the Middle Works [New York: Lexington Books, 2008] and Horst Hutter and Eli Friedland, eds., Nietzsche's Therapeutic Teaching [London: Bloomsbury, 2013]), is a topic that remains largely unexplored. Second, it focuses on Nietzsche's earliest writings (the Basel period, 1869­79), which tend to be--with the notable exception of The Birth of Tragedy--the least widely read of his texts and those least commented on in Nietzsche scholarship. The stated aim of the book is to unify and contextualize Nietzsche's early work within a central therapeutic concern with the culture of his time. Connecting it with the Hellenistic conception of philosophy as medicine for the soul, Béland claims that Nietzsche's early philosophical project can be identified as

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Published: Dec 6, 2016

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