Infectious Nietzsche by David Farrell KrellInfectious Nietzsche by David Farrell Krell

Infectious Nietzsche

byDavid Farrell Krell

Paperback | March 22, 1996

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"Infectious Nietzsche is simply one of the most interesting and engaging works to appear on Nietzsche's philosophy in years."
-David Allison

Krell explores health, illness, and creativity in the life and thought of Friedrich Nietzsche. Drawing on a varied literature of philosophical reflections on health, and analyzing Nietzsche's confrontation with traditional values, Krell skillfully engages the legacy of Platonism and Western metaphysics that is at the core of Nietzsche's thought. Nietzsche's genealogical critique, his doctrine of eternal recurrence of the same, and the Nietzschean physiology and psychology of decadence are principal foci. Anyone interested in a philosophical reflection on questions of genius and pathology, and all readers of Nietzsche, will find Krell's new book compelling reading.

DAVID FARRELL KRELL is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University. He is the author of Daimon Life: Heidegger and Life-Philosophy, Of Memory, Reminiscence, and Writing: On the Verge, and Postponements: Women, Sensuality, and Death in Nietzsche.
Title:Infectious NietzscheFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.87 inPublished:March 22, 1996Publisher:Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents



One. Critica genealogica I: Inventories of Decadence
Ressentiment and Decadence
The Genealogy of Ground; the Grounds of Genealogy
Ground as the Cartesian Cogito
Transcendental versus Genealogical Critique
Genealogy as Fatality

Two. Critica genealogica II: The Decadence of Inventories
Deleuze, Foucault, and Genealogy
A Nietzschean Inventory?
Will to Power as Genealogical Fa(c)tum
The Genealogy of Language; the Language of Genealogy
Styles of Excessive Wisdom: Nietzsche as Pierre d'attente

Three. Critica genealogica III: The Decadence of Redemption
Redeeming the World for the First Time
Shades of Decadence
Radiant Affirmation versus Paltry Consolation
Descensional Reflection

Four. The Cock: Reading Plato (after Nietzsche)
Dialogue and Dialectic: Plato's "Mixed" Form
Three Accounts of Phaedo
Teaching Plato (after Nietzsche)

Five. Der Maulwurf/The Mole: Reading Kant and Hegel (after Nietzsche)
Vorwurf/Prelude and Plaint
'Allerlei Maulwurfsgange" bei Kant/'All Kinds of Mole Tunnels" in Kant
Der Maulwurf in Siebenmeilenstiefeln/The Mole in Seven-League Boots
Talpa trophonia/The Trophonic Mole
Nachwurf/Postlude and Threnody

Six. A Hermeneutics of Discretion: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Lacoue-Labarthe
Derrida's Spurs
Lacoue-Labarthe on Heidegger on Nietzsche

Seven. "Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall...": Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gadamer, Derrida
Gadamer's Heidegger's Nietzsche
Derrida's Heidegger's Nietzsche
Nietzsche's Heidegger/Gadamer/Derrida

Eight. Eternal Recurrence-of the Same? Reading Notebook M III I

Nine. Two Systems fo the Mouth: An Oral Presentation of Novalis and Nietzsche
Nausea for Dessert
The Germ of the Frist Kiss
Nietzsche's Bite
Postlude I
Postlude II

Ten. Infectious Reading: Health and Illness in Novalis and Nietzsche
A Poetics of the Baneful
The Biopositive Effects of Infection
Fiancees, Physiology, and Infectious Rhetoric
Including the ecce
Conclusion and Postscript

Eleven. Consultations with the Paternal Shadow on the Altar at the Edge of the Earth

Twelve. Consultations with the Maternal Shadow in the Orangegrove at the Edge of the Sea


From Our Editors

David Farrell Krell examines issues concerning health, illness, and creativity in the life na thought of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Drawing on a wide variety of philosophical reflections on health-from Plato through the German Idealists-Krell engages a broad range of contemporary Nietzsche interpretation-from Heidegger and Derrida to Kofman and Irigaray. Anyone interested in a philosophical reflection on questions of genius and illness, and all readers of Nietzsche, will find Krell's book compelling.