Nietzsche and decadence: The revaluation of morality [Book Review]
Continental Philosophy Review 31 (1):59-78 (1998)
The creation of moralities is necessary for the enhancement of the species, yet, the assigning of values is a sign of decadence. According to Nietzsche, this is the problem of decadence with which human beings (in particular philosophers) must contend: they must place a value on life, but placing a value on life (even on one's individual life) is problematic because it involves fracturing the whole of life into pieces. The primary objective in this paper is to address Nietzsche's own battle with the problem of decadence as it applies to individuals. I will argue that in this battle, Nietzsche carried out a revaluation of decadence and transformed himself into a strong decadent. In calling himself a strong decadent, Nietzsche not only admitted to his own decadence, but also provided himself as an example for how other strong types might contend with the problem of decadence.
|Keywords||Philosophy Phenomenology Philosophy of Man Political Philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
The Origin and Early Context of the Revaluation Theme in Nietzsche's Thinking.Thomas H. Brobjer - 2010 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 39 (1):12-29.
Pious Nietzsche: Decadence and Dionysian Faith. By Bruce Ellis Benson.Marcus Pound - 2009 - Heythrop Journal 50 (2):351-352.
Nietzsche's Revolution: Décadence, Politics, and Sexuality.C. Heike Schotten - 2009 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
Nietzsche on Secularization and Moral Decadence.Tamsin Shaw - 2006 - International Studies in Philosophy 38 (3):153-179.
Book Reviews : Irving M. Zeitlin, Nietzsche: A Re-Examination. Polity, Cambridge,1994. $19.95. George E. McCarthy, Dialectics and Decadence: Echoes of Antiquity in Marx and Nietzsche. Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 1994. $54.95 (Cloth), $22.95 (Paper. [REVIEW]A. T. Smith - 1996 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 26 (1):137-144.
Nietzsche: Fisiologia Dell'arte E Decadence (Review).João Tiago Proença - 2007 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 33 (1):92-93.
Nietzsche's Musical Askesis for Resisting Decadence.Bruce Ellis Benson - 2007 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 34 (1):28-46.
Decadent Subjects: The Idea of Decadence in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Culture of the Fin De Siècle in Europe.Charles Bernheimer - 2002 - Johns Hopkins University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads89 ( #54,695 of 2,132,831 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #389,585 of 2,132,831 )
How can I increase my downloads?
There are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.