By Alexander Nehamas
Deriving idea from either continental and American scholarship, Nehamas penetratingly discusses Nietzsche's sort and his perspectives on fact, wisdom, the desire to strength, morality, and the self. The unifying topic is supplied through significant positive aspects of Nietzsche's paintings: his perspectivism (the view that there are just interpretations) and his "aestheticism" (the tendency to view the realm as a literary textual content and other people, together with himself, as literary characters). it's the illuminating therapy of this latter subject that constitutes the book's leader novelty. yet there are numerous different provocative interpretative claims: for example, the denial that the infamous doctrine of the everlasting recurrence is a cosmological thesis. this can be a terrific ebook; not anyone drawn to Nietzsche probably want to omit it. -- Richard Hogan, Philosophy Dept., Southeastern Massachusetts Univ., N. Dartmouth
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Both deductions appear to involve an empirical as well as an a priori claim. But Breazeale’s criticism goes even further. He denies the truth of the empirical premise by pointing to the possibility of a sceptical or ironic attitude, or even one of existential revolt or tragic resignation towards the existence of God, without thereby giving up the striving to determine one’s will freely in accord with the moral law. Breazeale’s point is that this is a question that can be answered only by an appeal to human experience and not by means of a priori philosophical speculation.
14 WALTER JAESCHKE foundation of a form of theism in light of the problem of theodicy. 3. Unity of Philosophical Theology and Philosophy of Religion (1) I just considered three forms of the reaction to the crisis of philosophical theology, which themselves still operate with the means of a reformed philosophical theology – even if Kant already anticipates a philosophy of religion from ethical theology. This philosophy of religion is, after all, still entirely subject to the predominance of ethical theology.
Jaeschke (Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag 1994) 304, cf. 337 (= Hegel: Vorlesungen. Bd. 6). [A note to the English reader: The source for this quote is the lecture manuscript from 1827/28, English translations of Hegel’s Lectures on the History of Philosophy are not based thereon] 14 For the following references about the history of the concept cf. by the author the entry on “Religionsphilosophie” in: Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophie, Bd. 8 (Basel: Schwabe Verlag 1992) 748–763. PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION AFTER THE DEATH OF GOD 11 temporary sense of a philosophy that has religion as its object, but in the sense of “a doctrine of religion by philosophical means” (Religionslehre mit philosophischen Mitteln): and hence to refer to an endeavor that uses the means of philosophy to deal with objects that are also topics of religion; namely the person of God and the immortality of the soul.
Nietzsche: Life as Literature by Alexander Nehamas