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  1. Daniel R. Ahern (2012). The Smile of Tragedy: Nietzsche and the Art of Virtue. Penn State University Press.
    In _The Smile of Tragedy_, Daniel Ahern examines Nietzsche’s attitude toward what he called “the tragic age of the Greeks,” showing it to be the foundation not only for his attack upon the birth of philosophy during the Socratic era but also for his overall critique of Western culture. Through an interpretation of “Dionysian pessimism,” Ahern clarifies the ways in which Nietzsche sees ethics and aesthetics as inseparable and how their theoretical separation is at the root of Western nihilism. Ahern (...)
     
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    Daniel R. Ahern (1997). Heidegger's Political Thinking. Review of Metaphysics 51 (1):177-178.
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    Daniel R. Ahern (1995). Encounters and Dialogues with Martin Heidegger, 1929-1976. Review of Metaphysics 48 (4):923-925.
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  4. Daniel R. Ahern (1995). Nietzsche as Cultural Physician. Penn State University Press.
    From Nietzsche's early writings to those marking the end of his intellectual life, the dynamics of what he called "physiology" permeate virtually every facet of his philosophical enterprise. In the following investigation, these dynamics are explored as an interpretive key to not only the dominant themes but also the philosophical motive underlying Nietzsche's philosophy. This motive is described in terms of his diagnosis and attempted cure for the disease of nihilism. In this we maintain that Nietzsche's foremost philosophical task is (...)
     
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    Daniel R. Ahern (2000). Plato's Sophist. International Philosophical Quarterly 40 (1):107-109.
  6. Daniel R. Ahern (2006). Nietzsche as Cultural Physician. Penn State University Press.
    In this new interpretation of Nietzsche's thought, Daniel Ahern examines Nietzsche's understanding of physiology and argues that Nietzsche saw himself in the role of a ''physician'' of culture. Through what he calls Nietzsche's ''clinical standpoint,'' Ahern describes Nietzsche's views on the history of Western culture in terms of the ''physiological dynamics'' of exhaustion, decadence, sickness, and health. This physiology is a simultaneous interpretation of the will to power and constitutes both Nietzsche's ''diagnoses'' of the ''spiritual'' sickness of modern nihilism and (...)
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