Boston: De Gruyter (2014)
The notion of nihilism assumes a prominent place in Nietzsche s thinking during the 1880s. Yet he had already condemned nihilistic Western culture in The Birth of Tragedy; in order to overcome nihilism, life must be aesthetically vindicated. The author analyzes the cultural and anthropological foundations of Nietzsche s concept of nihilism. The book concludes with a discussion of the contemporary crisis of meaning."