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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Nietzsche on Art

By Aaron Ridley

Routledge – 2007 – 208 pages

Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

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Description

Nietzsche is one of the most important modern philosophers and his writings on the nature of art are amongst the most influential of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This GuideBook introduces and assesses:

  • Nietzsche's life and the background to his writings on art
  • the ideas and texts of his works which contribute to art, including The Birth of Tragedy, Human, All Too Human and Thus Spoke Zarathustra
  • Nietzsche's continuing importance to philosophy and contemporary thought.

This GuideBook will be essential reading for all students coming to Nietzsche for the first time.

Reviews

'Ridley's views are always striking, and those expressed here are no exception. Entertainingly written and often surprising, Ridley's account recommends itself to everyone interested in Nietzsche.' Kathleen Higgins, University of Texas, USA

Contents

Introduction 1. Redemption through Art: The Birth of Tragedy 2. Redemption through Science: Human, All Too Human 3. Art to the Rescue: The Gay Science 4. Philosophy as Art: Thus Spoke Zarathustra 5. The Art of Freedom: After Zarathustra Appendix: Nietzsche on Wagner

Name: Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Nietzsche on Art (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Aaron Ridley. Nietzsche is one of the most important modern philosophers and his writings on the nature of art are amongst the most influential of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This GuideBook introduces and assesses: Nietzsche's life and the...
Categories: Introductory Philosophy, Aesthetics, Nietzsche