Nietzsche on Art and Life

Hardcover | May 24, 2014

EditorDaniel Came

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Nietzsche was not interested in the nature of art as such, or in providing an aesthetic theory of a traditional sort. For he regarded the significance of art to lie not in l'art pour l'art, but in the role that it might be play in enabling us positively to "revalue" the world and humanexperience. This volume brings together a number of distinguished figures in contemporary Anglo-American Nietzsche scholarship to examine his views on art and the aesthetic in the context of this wider philosophical project. All of the major themes of Nietzsche's aesthetics are discussed: art andthe affirmation of life, the relationship between art and truth, music, tragedy, the nature of aesthetic experience, the role of art in Nietzsche's positive ethics, his critique of romanticism, and his ambivalent attitude towards Richard Wagner.

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Nietzsche was not interested in the nature of art as such, or in providing an aesthetic theory of a traditional sort. For he regarded the significance of art to lie not in l'art pour l'art, but in the role that it might be play in enabling us positively to "revalue" the world and humanexperience. This volume brings together a number of...

Daniel Came is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Hull. He received his B.A. and M.Phil. degrees in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge and his D.Phil. in Philosophy from the University of Oxford. He has held a Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy at Worcester College, Oxford and a College Lectureship in Philosophy...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:May 24, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Bernard Reginster: Art and Affirmation2. Christopher Janaway: Beauty is False, Truth Ugly: Nietzsche on Art and Life3. Christopher C. Raymond: Nietzsche on Tragedy and Morality4. Ken Gemes and Chris Sykes: Nietzsche's Illusion5. Stephen Mulhall: Orchestral Metaphysics: The Birth of Tragedy between Drama, Opera and Philosophy6. Daniel Came: Nietzsche on Ethics and Aesthetics7. Adrian Del Caro: Zarathustra vs. Faust, or Anti-Romantic Rivalry among Superhumans8. A. E. Denham: Attuned, Transcendent, and Transfigured: Nietzsche's Appropriation of Schopenhauer's Aesthetic Psychology9. Sabina Lovibond: Nietzsche on Distance, Beauty and Truth10. Aaron Ridley: Nietzsche and Music11. Roger Scruton: Nietzsche on Wagner