Nietzsche's Gay Science: Dancing Coherence

Paperback | August 18, 2010

byM. Langer, Monika M Langer

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Nietzsche's Gay Science is one of his most remarkable, important, and famous works. Moreover, it contains all of his main philosophical themes and is arguably indispensable for understanding Nietzsche's philosophy. Langer's Nietzsche's Gay Science: Dancing Coherence is the first book that helps the reader grapple with the complexity of The Gay Science in its entirety. In a clear, engaging, and very accessible manner Langer provides a detailed, sequential reading of The Gay Science. She explains the interconnectedness of its seemingly unrelated sections and illuminates its difficulties. Throughout she provides critical commentary and detailed background information. A native German speaker, Langer also draws attention to various problems in Kaufmann's translation of The Gay Science and provides translation corrections.

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Nietzsche's Gay Science is one of his most remarkable, important, and famous works. Moreover, it contains all of his main philosophical themes and is arguably indispensable for understanding Nietzsche's philosophy. Langer's Nietzsche's Gay Science: Dancing Coherence is the first book that helps the reader grapple with the complexity of...

MONIKA M. LANGER is Associate Professor Emerita, Philosophy, University of Victoria, Canada. Her publications include Merleau-Pontys Phenomenology of Perception: A Guide and Commentary and various articles in books and journals. She has taught numerous courses on Nietzsche, including several graduate seminars on The Gay Science at Yal...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:August 18, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580696

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Nietzsche's Preface
'Joke, Cunning, and Revenge.' Prelude in German Rhymes
BOOK I
Sections 1-10
Sections 11-33
Sections 34-56
BOOK II
Sections 57-75
Sections 76-85
Sections 86-98
Sections 99-107
BOOK III
Sections 108-125
Sections 126-153
Sections 154-275
BOOK IV
Sections 276-290
Sections 291-298
Sections 299-306
Sections 307-315
Sections 316-325
Sections 326-334
Sections 335-342
BOOK V
Sections 343-355
Sections 356-365
Sections 366-374
Sections 375-383
Appendix: 'Songs of Prince Vogelfrei'
Bibliography
Index