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Author Conway, Daniel W.

Title Nietzsche's dangerous game : philosophy in the twilight of the idols / Daniel W. Conway
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997


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Description xii, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Series Modern European philosophy
Modern European philosophy.
Contents Nietzsche Titles: Sources and Abbreviations -- Ch. 1. Reading the Signs of the Times: Nietzsche contra Nietzsche -- Ch. 2. The Economy of Decadence -- Ch. 3. Peoples and Ages: The Mortal Soul Writ Large -- Ch. 4. Et tu, Nietzsche? -- Ch. 5. Parastrategesis: Esotericism for Decadents -- Ch. 6. Skirmishes of an Untimely Man: Nietzsche's Revaluation of All Values -- Ch. 7. Standing between Two Millennia: Intimations of the Antichrist -- Conclusion: Odysseus Bound?
Summary In this light Nietzsche's own diagnosis of the ills of modernity is subject to the same criticism that he himself leveled against previous philosophies: that it is an involuntary symptom of the age represents. Nietzsche is seen to be aware of his own decadence and of his complicity with the very tendencies that he dissects and deplores. By relating the political philosophy, the critique of modernity, and the theory of decadence, Daniel Conway has written a powerful book about Nietzsche's own appreciation of the limitations of both his writing style and his famous prophetic "stance."
This is the first book-length treatment of the unique nature and development of Nietzsche's post-Zarathustran political philosophy. This later political philosophy is set in the context of the critique of modernity that Nietzsche advances in the years 1885-1888, in texts such as Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, Twilight of the Idols, The Antichristian, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900.
Philosophy, German.
Philosophy, Modern -- 19th century -- Germany.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Political science.
LC no. 96046726
ISBN 0521573718 (hardback)
0521892872 (paperback)