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Alexander Nehamas

Autor/a de Nietzsche: Life as Literature

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Alexander Nehamas is Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at Princeton University.
Crèdit de la imatge: Prof. Alexander Nehamas. Photo by Randall Hagadorn, 1994 (photo courtesy of Princeton University)

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La República (0380) — Introducció, algunes edicions21,353 exemplars
El convit (0360) — Traductor, algunes edicions6,349 exemplars
Reading Nietzsche (1988) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars
Nietzsche: Writings from the Early Notebooks (1782) — Editor — 40 exemplars
Essays on the Philosophy of Socrates (1992) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
Essays on Aristotle's Poetics (1992) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Plato's Meno in Focus (Philosophers in Focus) (1994) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume 39: Winter 2010 (2010) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Presocratic Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Alexander Mourelatos (2002) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Plato on Art and Beauty (Philosophers in Depth) (2012) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Sarunas ar filozofiem (2018) — Autor — 1 exemplars


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Alexander Nehamas, a Princeton professor, examines Nietzsche's thought by exploring the paradoxes found in his writing and in what is produced by his writing. He investigates Nietzsche's perspectivism in search of how seriously he accepted his own ideas as truth, and how this influences attempts at interpretation of his works. He then analyzes Nietzsche's aestheticism in connection with his perspectivism, and how this leads him to observe and critique the world as if it were a literary text, and discusses within this interpretative framework Nietzsche's ideas of the will to power, the eternal recurrence, and his attack on morality.… (més)
AMD3075 | Feb 24, 2014 |
Nehamas is a very capable and convincing writer, and the parts of the book that touch on Socrates and irony were particularly good.

The overall argument will probably not be persuasive to someone who is not already convinced that the pursuit of a "life as art" is worthwhile. Nehamas doesn't counter potential (and in my case, actual) objections regarding the apparent frivolity and self-centredness of such approach. Nor does he address the broader moral issues around creating a life that, in its pursuit of individuality and particularity, explicitly eschews universalistic pretensions and seems to be inherently snobby in its attitude towards the mass of people who are either unable or unwilling to bother to create their lives as works of art.

The chapters about Socrates and irony were more than able to outweigh what I felt to be the shortcomings of this book.
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lukeasrodgers | Apr 23, 2009 |


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