skip to content
Aesthetic transformations : taking Nietzsche at his word Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Aesthetic transformations : taking Nietzsche at his word

Author: Thomas Jovanovski
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2008.
Series: American university studies., Series V,, Philosophy ;, v. 204.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"In this study, Thomas Jovanovski presents a contrasting interpretation to the postmodernist and feminist readings of Nietzsche. As Jovanovski holds, Nietzsche's written thought is above all a sustained endeavor aimed at negating and superseding the primarily Socratic principles of Western ontology with a new table of aesthetic ethics that is informed by the Dionysian insight of Aeschylean tragedy. Just as the  Read more...
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 1 with a review

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Socrates.; Socrates; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Socrates.; Friedrich Nietzsche; Sokrates
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Jovanovski
ISBN: 0820420026 9780820420028
OCLC Number: 36676041
Description: xlvi, 155 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: American university studies., Series V,, Philosophy ;, v. 204.
Responsibility: Thomas Jovanovski.

Abstract:

"In this study, Thomas Jovanovski presents a contrasting interpretation to the postmodernist and feminist readings of Nietzsche. As Jovanovski holds, Nietzsche's written thought is above all a sustained endeavor aimed at negating and superseding the primarily Socratic principles of Western ontology with a new table of aesthetic ethics that is informed by the Dionysian insight of Aeschylean tragedy. Just as the Platonic Socrates perceived a pressing need for, and succeeded in establishing, a new world-historical ethic and aesthetic direction grounded in reason, science, and optimism, so does Nietzsche advocate the rebirth of this tragic consciousness as the vehicle toward a cultural, political, and religious metamorphosis of the West. However, Jovanovski contends that Nietzsche does not advocate such a radical social turning as an end in itself, but as only the most consequential prerequisite to realizing the culminating object of his supra-historical model - the phenomenal appearance of the Ubermensch."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (1)

Review of T. Jovanovski's Aesthetic Transformations

by evengle (WorldCat user published 2008-12-08) Excellent Permalink

Just when I was beginning to think that the scholarship on Nietzsche --- hijacked as it has been for the past four decades by deconstructionists and feminists --- had become as stale and predictable as old cheese, Thomas Jovanovski's Aesthetic Transformations pushed its way on...
Read more...  Read more...

  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful. Did it help you? 
  •   
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (3)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36676041> # Aesthetic transformations : taking Nietzsche at his word
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "36676041" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4160247000#Person/socrates> ; # Socrates.
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/B3317> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4160247000#Person/nietzsche_friedrich_wilhelm_1844_1900> ; # Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/892462> ; # Dialectic
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/89798474> ; # Friedrich Nietzsche
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4160247000#Person/sokrates_ca_470_399_f_kr> ; # Sokrates
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4160247000#Topic/esthetica> ; # Esthetica
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1018722> ; # Methodology
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/798702> ; # Aesthetics
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh98007375> ; # Aesthetics--History
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/193/e21/> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2008" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/57340453> ; # Thomas Jovanovski
   schema:datePublished "2008" ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4160247000> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4160247000#Series/american_university_studies_series_v_philosophy> ; # American university studies. Series V, Philosophy ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4160247000#Series/american_university_studies> ; # American university studies.
   schema:name "Aesthetic transformations : taking Nietzsche at his word"@en ;
   schema:productID "36676041" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/36676041#PublicationEvent/new_york_peter_lang_2008> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4160247000#Agent/peter_lang> ; # Peter Lang
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/36676041#Review/731472514> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780820420028> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/36676041> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4160247000#Person/nietzsche_friedrich_wilhelm_1844_1900> # Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1844" ;
   schema:deathDate "1900" ;
   schema:familyName "Nietzsche" ;
   schema:givenName "Friedrich Wilhelm" ;
   schema:name "Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4160247000#Person/socrates> # Socrates.
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:givenName "Socrates" ;
   schema:name "Socrates." ;
   schema:name "Socrates" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4160247000#Series/american_university_studies> # American university studies.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36676041> ; # Aesthetic transformations : taking Nietzsche at his word
   schema:name "American university studies." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4160247000#Series/american_university_studies_series_v_philosophy> # American university studies. Series V, Philosophy ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36676041> ; # Aesthetic transformations : taking Nietzsche at his word
   schema:name "American university studies. Series V, Philosophy ;" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh98007375> # Aesthetics--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Aesthetics--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1018722> # Methodology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Methodology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/798702> # Aesthetics
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Aesthetics"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/892462> # Dialectic
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Dialectic"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/57340453> # Thomas Jovanovski
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1952" ;
   schema:familyName "Jovanovski" ;
   schema:givenName "Thomas" ;
   schema:name "Thomas Jovanovski" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/89798474> # Friedrich Nietzsche
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1844" ;
   schema:deathDate "1900" ;
   schema:familyName "Nietzsche" ;
   schema:givenName "Friedrich" ;
   schema:givenName "Friedrich Wilhelm" ;
   schema:name "Friedrich Nietzsche" ;
   schema:name "Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780820420028>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0820420026" ;
   schema:isbn "9780820420028" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/36676041#Review/731472514>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36676041> ; # Aesthetic transformations : taking Nietzsche at his word
   schema:reviewBody ""In this study, Thomas Jovanovski presents a contrasting interpretation to the postmodernist and feminist readings of Nietzsche. As Jovanovski holds, Nietzsche's written thought is above all a sustained endeavor aimed at negating and superseding the primarily Socratic principles of Western ontology with a new table of aesthetic ethics that is informed by the Dionysian insight of Aeschylean tragedy. Just as the Platonic Socrates perceived a pressing need for, and succeeded in establishing, a new world-historical ethic and aesthetic direction grounded in reason, science, and optimism, so does Nietzsche advocate the rebirth of this tragic consciousness as the vehicle toward a cultural, political, and religious metamorphosis of the West. However, Jovanovski contends that Nietzsche does not advocate such a radical social turning as an end in itself, but as only the most consequential prerequisite to realizing the culminating object of his supra-historical model - the phenomenal appearance of the Ubermensch."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.