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Friedrich Nietzsche and Weimar classicism, Paul Bishop and R.H. Stephenson

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Friedrich Nietzsche and Weimar classicism
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Friedrich Nietzsche and Weimar classicism
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Paul Bishop and R.H. Stephenson
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Friedrich Nietzsche & Weimar Classicism
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  • eng
  • ger
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This book argues that Nietzsche's polemics against the 19th-century reception of Goethe and Schiller should not obscure his own more positive evaluation of Weimar classicism, as has generally been the case. The authors uncover the continuing influence of Weimar classicism at the very heart of Nietzsche's aesthetic theory, which in turn became the cornerstone of his epistemological and moral concerns. The book takes as its starting point the view that 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' has a single, coherent message that it identifies with what Goethe called 'the gospel of beauty.' A hitherto unappreciated unity of plot, style, and argument is thus revealed in both 'Zarathustra' and Nietzsche's philosophical 'oeuvre' as a whole, showing how he participates in a 'perennial aesthetic.' In this connection Nietzsche's statement in 'The Gay Science' is revealing: 'I want to learn more and more to see what is necessary in things as what is beautiful ? then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful.' The book provides an overview of related scholarly literature; discusses Nietzsche's aesthetic theory in 'The Birth of Tragedy'; recounts the composition of 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' and offers an interpretation of its 'aesthetic gospel'; a concluding chapter explores historical continuities in aesthetic theory. By demonstrating the constitutive function of the aesthetics of Weimar classicism in his philosophy, this book opens up a fresh and original perspective on Nietzsche. Paul Bishop is Professor of German, and R. H. Stephenson is William Jacks Professor of German Language and Literature, both at the University of Glasgow
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UkCbUP
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1967-
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Bishop, Paul
Dewey number
193
Index
index present
LC call number
B3318.A4
LC item number
B54 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Stephenson, R. H.
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  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Schiller, Friedrich
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • German literature
  • Classicism
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Friedrich Nietzsche and Weimar classicism, Paul Bishop and R.H. Stephenson
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Die Geburt der Tragödie and Weimar classicism -- The formative influence of Weimar classicism in the genesis of Zarathustra -- The aesthetic gospel of Nietzsche's Zarathustra -- From Leucippus to Cassirer : toward a genealogy of "sincere semblance."
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CR9781571136473
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1 online resource (xi, 281 pages)
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online
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9781571136473
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
Label
Friedrich Nietzsche and Weimar classicism, Paul Bishop and R.H. Stephenson
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Die Geburt der Tragödie and Weimar classicism -- The formative influence of Weimar classicism in the genesis of Zarathustra -- The aesthetic gospel of Nietzsche's Zarathustra -- From Leucippus to Cassirer : toward a genealogy of "sincere semblance."
Control code
CR9781571136473
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 281 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571136473
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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