9780226293486-0226293483-Nihilism Before Nietzsche (Phoenix Poets (Paperback))

Nihilism Before Nietzsche (Phoenix Poets (Paperback))

ISBN-13: 9780226293486
ISBN-10: 0226293483
Edition: Reprint
Author: Gillespie, Michael Allen
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226293486
ISBN-10: 0226293483
Edition: Reprint
Author: Gillespie, Michael Allen
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gillespie, Michael Allen wrote Nihilism Before Nietzsche (Phoenix Poets (Paperback)) comprising 336 pages back in 1996. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226293483 and 9780226293486. Since then Nihilism Before Nietzsche (Phoenix Poets (Paperback)) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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In the twentieth century, we often think of Nietzsche, nihilism, and the death of God as inextricably connected. But, in this pathbreaking work, Michael Gillespie argues that Nietzsche, in fact, misunderstood nihilism, and that his misunderstanding has misled nearly all succeeding thought about the subject.

Reconstructing nihilism's intellectual and spiritual origins before it was given its determinitive definition by Nietzsche, Gillespie focuses on the crucial turning points in the development of nihilism, from Ockham and the nominalist revolution to Descartes, Fichte, the German Romantics, the Russian nihilists and Nietzsche himself. His analysis shows that nihilism is not the result of the death of God, as Nietzsche believed; but the consequence of a new idea of God as a God of will who overturns all eternal standards of truth and justice. To understand nihilism, one has to understand how this notion of God came to inform a new notion of man and nature, one that puts will in place of reason, and freedom in place of necessity and order.

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