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Nihilism before Nietzsche

Author: Michael Allen Gillespie
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the twentieth century, we often think of Nietzsche, nihilism, and the death of God as inextricably connected. But, in this pathbreaking work, Michael Allen Gillespie argues that Nietzsche, in fact, misunderstood nihilism, and that his misunderstanding has misled nearly all succeeding thought about the subject. Reconstructing nihilism's intellectual and spiritual origins before it was given its determinative  Read more...
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Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; René Descartes; Friedrich Nietzsche; René Descartes; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Nietzsche; René Descartes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Allen Gillespie
ISBN: 0226293475 9780226293479 0226293483 9780226293486
OCLC Number: 30355337
Description: xxiv, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Descartes and the deceiver God ---
Descartes and the origin of the absolute I ---
Fichte and the dark night of the noumenal I ---
The dawn of the demonic : romanticism and nihilism ---
The demons unbound : Russian nihilism and the pursuit of the Promethean ---
From the demonic to the Dionysian ---
Dionysus and the triumph of nihilism.
Responsibility: Michael Allen Gillespie.
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In this work, Michael Gillespie argues that Nietzsche, in fact, misunderstood nihilism, and that his misunderstanding has misled nearly all succeeding thought about the subject.  Read more...

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