Nietzsche and the Question of Interpretation: Between by Alan Schrift

By Alan Schrift

Even though Nietzsche is often brought up as a forerunner of up to date methods to interpretations, little cognizance has been paid to the explicit contributions to interpretation thought present in the Nietzschean textual content. Schrift's well-documented research rectifies this case. Drawing on assets from classical and modern French, German and English Nietzsche scholarship, this research makes a speciality of a easy interpretive hassle: the way to stay away from the dogmatic positing of 1 interpretation because the right one with out lapsing into unmitigated relativism within which all interpretations are considered as both valid. whereas making the Heideggerian, Derridean, and several French post-structuralists of Nietzsche obtainable to professional and non-specialist alike, this research essentially exposes the dogmatic tendency of Heidegger and the relativistic tendency to deconstruction. In a breathtaking and lucid remark, this learn places Nietzsche involved with the hermeneutic culture in a distinct approach. Arguing rigidity in Nietzsche's assorted feedback on interpretation anticipates the hermeneutic pluralist replacement to Heidegger and deconstruction. This booklet might be of curiosity to scholars and lecturers in philosophy

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Nietzsche and the Question of Interpretation: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction

Even if Nietzsche is usually stated as a forerunner of up to date ways to interpretations, little awareness has been paid to the explicit contributions to interpretation idea present in the Nietzschean textual content. Schrift's well-documented research rectifies this case. Drawing on assets from classical and modern French, German and English Nietzsche scholarship, this learn makes a speciality of a uncomplicated interpretive obstacle: find out how to steer clear of the dogmatic positing of 1 interpretation because the right one with out lapsing into unmitigated relativism during which all interpretations are considered as both valid.

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The key to deciphering this metaphor is revenge: what the bridge leads from is the last man, eharaeterized as he is by the spirit of revenge; to pass over the last man requires deliverance from the spirit of revenge, and this deliveranee is the bridge itself; what one passes over to is the Übermensch, who delivers itself from the spirit of revenge through affirming the eternal recurrenee ofthe same. It is in this sense that the Übermensch is Zarathustra's greatest hope and the objeet of his great longing, for it is the Übermensch who, through being delivered from revenge, surpasses man as he has hitherto existed.

Is "will to power": will to power is what is, beings, das Seiende. Heidegger writes that "to think means this for Nietzsche: to represent what is as what is [das Seiende als das Seiende vorstellen]. Any metaphysical thinking is onto-logy or it is nothing at all" (NW, p. 55). " Nietzsche's thought will then take its rightful place in the history of Western thinking as the last and greatest expression of that thinking, a thinking which in every true expression thinks, although only in the form of what remains "unthought" in its thinking, the same: the Being of beings.

Being as Time] but does not think it as the question of Being and Time" (N I, p. 20). It is the question of Being and Time, which is to say, the question of the Truth of Being, that remains unthought in Nietzsehe as in Plato and Aristotle, and it is only through the thinking of this question as a question that metaphysics will be overcome. Weshali return to this question of Being and Time which remains unthought at the center of the unity of all Nietzsche's major themes when we examine Heidegger Reading Nietzsehe 19 Heidegger's discussion of this unthought unity.

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