Nietzsche as Philosopher (Expanded Edition) (Columbia Classics in Philosophy)

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With skill and discernment Danto reveals the important strands of Nietzsche's wildly tangled skein and weaves them into a pattern. New York Times Book Review.

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More filters. Sort order. Shelves: philosophy. I read this book during a break from seminary at the Hungarian Pastry Shop across the street from the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the place where I did most of my work during the last two years of seminary in New York City. The book had been recommended back in college by a member of Grinnell's philosophy faculty during a heated discussion in the student forum about the Nietzsche's hypothesis of an eternal return.

I approached Danto with caution, having heard that he was a parser of I read this book during a break from seminary at the Hungarian Pastry Shop across the street from the Cathedral Church of St. I approached Danto with caution, having heard that he was a parser of propositions, that is, an analytical and not a continental philosopher. It wasn't anywhere as bad as I had feared.

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Danto's concern is with reconstructing Nietzsche's thought coherently, albeit recognizing distinct phases of it such as his flirtation with contemporary physics in the notion of the eternal return. Later, much to my surprise, Danto became the art critic for The Nation. His essays were generally so good that I would read them even if I knew nothing of the show he was describing or the artist he was discussing.

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May 22, Jon Stout rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: relativists and religionists. Another book by my late professor discusses a continental European philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, using the Anglo-American style of analytic philosophy. I love this sort of book, which is similar to his treatment of Jean-Paul Sartre, for several reasons.

First, it establishes the kinship between the two main currents of contemporary philosophy in a way which is rarely discussed except in the most global terms. Second, it illustrates some of the tools of analytic philosophy used outside of the Another book by my late professor discusses a continental European philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, using the Anglo-American style of analytic philosophy.

Second, it illustrates some of the tools of analytic philosophy used outside of their usual domain. And thirdly, it shows the mind of a broadly educated man at work. Danto remarks the resemblance of this position to that of P. Strawson, a British philosopher who followed Wittgenstein, and who argued that to understand an emotion is not only to have experienced it subjectively, but also to know its identity with the behavior that our fellow human beings observe. I wish that I had read this in graduate school, because it would have helped me with a particular paper that I wrote for Danto, and with a particular topic that I was trying to understand.

Danto covers the usual topics that people know in connection with Nietzsche, such as the death of God, the superman and the eternal return, but he draws his own conclusions as to what is most important. He distinguishes between Nietzsche the aphorist, and Nietzsche the philosopher. Danto shows how an accomplished contemporary philosopher can come to terms with a radical thinker of the 19th century, so that we are drawn into appreciating not uncritically his philosophical vision.

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The aim of this book was to provide an overview of Nietzsche's arguments in a coherent straight-forward manner. As somebody who has never read Nietzsche, I picked this up as more of an introductory book so cannot judge it for what its supposed to be. I am concerned about it not being comprehensive of his main points as I was disappointed to find nothing on mass culture critique. Apr 12, Oleh Wolansky rated it it was amazing.

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I would even argue that its more essential than Kauffman and Heidegger's biographies on the titan. I have read all of Nietzsche's works twice took a class on him and read numerous biographies. Gerhard Ens rated it it was amazing Dec 13, Anthony Cupitt rated it liked it Apr 03, Ashley Stroud rated it liked it Aug 09, Alexander Whitcomb rated it it was amazing Dec 14, Philip Harrison rated it it was amazing May 29, Alfred Yun rated it really liked it May 01, Mark Feltskog rated it liked it Aug 30, Shah rated it really liked it Dec 27,

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