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Nietzsche on Art and Life ed. by Daniel Came (review)

Nietzsche on Art and Life ed. by Daniel Came (review) 434 | JOURNAL OF NIETZSCHE STUDIES Moreover, as a scholarly reading of Nietzsche, this book falls short: Pethick does not appear to have properly or thoroughly researched the topic he is writing on, and he does not refer to some key commentators on the topic, such as Marco Brusotti. But let me stress that as a study of Nietzsche’s relation to Spinoza the book is nonetheless to be greatly welcomed. As ethicists Spinoza and Nietzsche are highly congruent, and Pethick demonstrates this in a way that is frequently incisive and instruc- tive. His book should provoke much further research. Daniel Came, ed., Nietzsche on Art and Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. x + 255 pp. isbn: 978-0-19- 954596-4. Hardcover, $74.00. Reviewed by Ian D. Dunkle, Boston University “Nietzsche on art and life” is an alluring topic. As the editor of this v olume, Daniel Came, puts it, art plays a central role in “the principal task [Nietzsche] set himself as a philosopher—to identify the conditions of the affirmation of life, cultural renewal, and exemplary human beings” (1). Since the precise nature of this task, and the role of art in it, is hard to pin down, a volume http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Nietzsche on Art and Life ed. by Daniel Came (review)

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies , Volume 48 (3) – Nov 22, 2017

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434 | JOURNAL OF NIETZSCHE STUDIES Moreover, as a scholarly reading of Nietzsche, this book falls short: Pethick does not appear to have properly or thoroughly researched the topic he is writing on, and he does not refer to some key commentators on the topic, such as Marco Brusotti. But let me stress that as a study of Nietzsche’s relation to Spinoza the book is nonetheless to be greatly welcomed. As ethicists Spinoza and Nietzsche are highly congruent, and Pethick demonstrates this in a way that is frequently incisive and instruc- tive. His book should provoke much further research. Daniel Came, ed., Nietzsche on Art and Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. x + 255 pp. isbn: 978-0-19- 954596-4. Hardcover, $74.00. Reviewed by Ian D. Dunkle, Boston University “Nietzsche on art and life” is an alluring topic. As the editor of this v olume, Daniel Came, puts it, art plays a central role in “the principal task [Nietzsche] set himself as a philosopher—to identify the conditions of the affirmation of life, cultural renewal, and exemplary human beings” (1). Since the precise nature of this task, and the role of art in it, is hard to pin down, a volume

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Published: Nov 22, 2017

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