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Nietzsche and modern times : a study of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche

Author: Laurence Lampert
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the character of modernity through a consideration of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche. It argues that Bacon and Descartes, in their positive claims for science, played the fundamental role in the development of the modern world view; that they used the Platonic art of dissimulative writing as the means to achieve their ends by making their revolutionary aims appear compatible with Christianity;  Read more...
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Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Francis Bacon; René Descartes; Francis Bacon; René Descartes; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Francis Bacon; René Descartes; Friedrich Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Francis Bacon; René Descartes; Friedrich Nietzsche; Francis Bacon; René Descartes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Lampert
ISBN: 0300056753 9780300056754 0300065108 9780300065107
OCLC Number: 26722975
Description: xii, 475 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
pt. 1. Philosophy's Lord Chancellor. 2. Why Read Francis Bacon? 3. Who Rules in Bensalem? 4. Why Incite a Holy War? 5. Bacon, Plato, Nietzsche --
pt. 2. A Prudent Legislator. 6. Rene Descartes, Baconian. 7. Descartes and Socrates: A Turning Point in the Discourse. 8. Descartes and Plato. 9. Descartes and Montaigne: The Discourse as Essay --
pt. 3. Another Genuine Philosopher. 10. Nietzsche and the History of Philosophy. 11. Philosophy and the Deadly Truths. 12. Joyous Science I: The New History of Philosophy. 13. Joyous Science II: The Hyperborean History of European Philosophy and Religion. 14. Joyous Science III: Hyperborean Politics or European Antinihilism. 15. Epilogue: The Nietzschean Renaissance.
Responsibility: Laurence Lampert.

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Provides an interpretation of modern philosophy by developing Nietzsche's view that genuine philosophers set out to determine the direction of culture through their ideas and that they conceal the  Read more...

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