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Plato and Nietzsche : their philosophical art

Author: Mark Anderson
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It is commonly known that Nietzsche is one of Plato's primary philosophical antagonists, yet there is no full-length treatment in English of their ideas in dialogue and debate. Plato and Nietzsche is an advanced introduction to these two thinkers, with original insights and arguments interspersed throughout the text. Through a rigorous exploration of their ideas on art, metaphysics, ethics, and the nature of  Read more...
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Named Person: Plato.; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Plato; Friedrich Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Plato.; Plato; Friedrich Nietzsche
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Anderson
ISBN: 9781472522047 1472522044
OCLC Number: 865063460
Description: x, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Conventions --
Introduction --
1. Art and Reason --
2. Being --
3. Becoming --
4. Noble and Good --
5. Sophia and Philosophia --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Mark Anderson.
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"It is commonly known that Nietzsche is one of Plato's primary philosophical antagonists, yet there is no full-length treatment in English of their ideas in dialogue and debate. Plato and Nietzsche is an advanced introduction to these two thinkers, with original insights and arguments interspersed throughout the text. Through a rigorous exploration of their ideas on art, metaphysics, ethics, and the nature of philosophy, and by explaining and analyzing each man's distinctive approach, Mark Anderson demonstrates the many and varied ways they play off against one another. This book provides the background necessary to understanding the principle matters at issue between these two philosophers and to developing an awareness that Nietzsche's engagement with Plato is deeper and more nuanced than it is often presented as being"--

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