March 5, 2017

Nietzsche's Last Laugh: Ecce Homo as Satire by Nicholas D. More

By Nicholas D. More

Nietzsche's Ecce Homo was once released posthumously in 1908, 8 years after his dying, and has been variously defined ever considering as dead, mad, or purely inscrutable. in contrast backdrop, Nicholas D. extra presents the 1st whole and compelling research of the paintings, and argues that this so-called autobiography is as an alternative a satire. this way permits Nietzsche to belittle undesirable philosophy by means of comedian skill, try out reconciliation along with his painful previous, evaluation and unify his disparate works, insulate himself with humor from the risk of 'looking into abysses', and determine knowledge as a unique type of 'good taste'. After displaying the way to learn this much-maligned publication, extra argues that Ecce Homo offers the simplest instance of Nietzsche making feel of his personal highbrow lifestyles, and that its distinctive and complicated parody of conventional philosophy makes a strong case for analyzing Nietzsche as a philosophical satirist throughout his corpus.

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