Nietzsche's philosophy of religion

In his first book, The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche observes that Greek tragedy gathered people together as a community in the sight of their gods, and argues that modernity can be rescued from 'nihilism' only through the revival of such a festival. This is commonly thought to be a view whi...

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Main Author: Young, Julian 1943-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2006.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Nietzsche, Friedrich 1844-1900 / Religious philosophy
Further subjects:B Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm 1844-1900 Religion
B Religion Philosophy History, 19th century
B Religion ; Philosophy ; History ; 19th century
B Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
B Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm ; 1844-1900 ; Religion
B Religion Philosophy History 19th century
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521854221
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Summary:In his first book, The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche observes that Greek tragedy gathered people together as a community in the sight of their gods, and argues that modernity can be rescued from 'nihilism' only through the revival of such a festival. This is commonly thought to be a view which did not survive the termination of Nietzsche's early Wagnerianism, but Julian Young argues, on the basis of an examination of all of Nietzsche's published works, that his religious communitarianism in fact persists through all his writings. What follows, it is argued, is that the mature Nietzsche is neither an 'atheist', an 'individualist', nor an 'immoralist': he is a German philosopher belonging to a German tradition of conservative communitarianism - though to claim him as a proto-Nazi is radically mistaken. This important reassessment will be of interest to all Nietzsche scholars and to a wide range of readers in German philosophy.
1. Schopenhauer and 'man's need for metaphysics' -- 2. The birth of tragedy -- 3. Untimely meditations -- 4. Human, all-too-human -- 5. The gay science -- 6. Thus spoke Zarathustra -- 7. Beyond good and evil -- 8. On the genealogy of morals -- 9. The Wagner case -- 10. Twilight of the idols -- 11. The antichrist -- 12. Ecce homo -- 13. Epilogue : Nietzsche in history
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ISBN:0511584415
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511584411