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Nietzsche and the horror of existence

Philip J. Kain

Nietzsche and the horror of existence

by Philip J. Kain

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Published by Lexington Books in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, -- 1844-1900

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPhilip J. Kain.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB3317 .K24 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22691491M
    ISBN 109780739126943, 9780739135174
    LC Control Number2008050903

    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (/ ˈ n iː tʃ ə, ˈ n iː tʃ i /; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːtʃə] or [ˈniːtsʃə]; 15 October – 25 August ) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, and philologist whose work has exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy.   A Birth of Tragedy in 7 Steps: ️Nietzsche is 24 y/o when he become professor in philology. ️In he writes his first great book on dramatic theory; The Birth of Tragedy. ️He found an art form in the classic Athenian Tragedy that transcended the nihilism and horror of a meaningless world. ️What he found.

      Recommended Citation. Meyboti, Zahra, "Nietzsche and Problem of Nihilism" (). Theses and Dissertations Whoever is completely and wholly an artist is to all eternity separated from the "real," the actual; on the other hand, one can understand how he may sometimes weary to the point of desperation of the eternal "unreality" and falsity of his innermost existence- and that then he may well attempt what ia most forbidden him, to lay hold of actuality, for once actually to be.

      There are scholars who note the presence in Nietzsche's thought of the concept of the horror of existence but for whom it does not in any significant way inform their interpretation: A. Danto, Nietzsche as Philosopher (New York: Macmillan, ); R. Schacht, Nietzsche (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, ), esp. , ; A. Nehamas. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Kain, P. J. "Nietzsche, Truth, and the Horror of Existence," History of Philosophy Quarterly, 23 ():


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(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Philip J. Kain. Reviewed by Michael J. McNeal. In Nietzsche and the Horror of Existence, Philip J. Kain makes a compelling case for taking Nietzsche’s concern with the subject of horror seriously, and challenges his conclusions about it.A corollary of existence, horror is an ineliminable part of being human.

Our experience of horror prompts reflection on life and the act of philosophizing. Nietzsche believed in the horror of existence: a world filled with meaningless suffering_suffering for no reason at all.

He also believed in eternal recurrence, the view that that our lives will repeat infinitely, and that in each life every detail will be exactly the same. Nietzsche, Virtue and the Horror of Existence. Philip J. Kain - - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (1) – Nietzsche believed in the horror of existence: a world filled with meaningless suffering_suffering for no reason at all.

He also believed in eternal recurrence, the view that that our lives will repeat infinitely, and that in each life every detail will be exactly the same. Furthermore, it was not enough for Nietzsche that eternal recurrence simply be accepted_he demanded that it be by: 3. [NOTE: For another post about Nietzsche and horror, see “Nietzsche: Loving existence even though it’s horrifying and absurd.”] Every lover of books can narrate a personal history of his or her encounters with books and authors whose influence proved to be life-changing.

For me, the 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is one of those [ ]. Knowledge of the horror of existence kills action-which requires distance and illusion. The horror and meaninglessness of existence must be veiled if we are to live and act.

What we must do, Nietzsche thinks, is construct a meaning for suffering. Suffering we can handle. Meaningless suffering, suffering for no reason at all, we cannot handle. Abstract. Nietzsche believed in the horror of existence: a world filled with meaningless suffering_suffering for no reason at all.

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He also believed in eternal recurrence, the view that that our lives will repeat infinitely, and that in. Eternal return (also known as eternal recurrence) is a theory that the universe and all existence and energy has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space.

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dogmatism from skepticism, one might be agile enough to walk the wire between radical critique and self-destruction. Joel Westerdale Smith College [email protected] Nietzsche and the Horror of Existence, by Philip J.

Kain. lanham, Md: lexington Books, pp. isBn: hB: hardcover, $ in Nietzsche and the Horror of Existence, Philip J. Kain makes a. Routledge and Kegan Paul, ), esp.; A. Nehamas, Nietzsche: Life as Literature Some scholars do appreciate the central importance of the concept of the horror of existence: J.

Sallis.Nietzsche on the horror of existence The Teeming Brai. The Nietzsche passage consists of two sentences. In the first, he claims that (i) the notion of a On the positive reading, a causa sui causes its own existence.

Although a cause need not be temporally. Friedrich Nietzsche () was a thinker at war with his times.horror of existence. If existence really is horrible, if to know it completely, as Nietzsche suggests in Beyond Good and Evil, means we are likely to perish,19 then knowledge of the truth cannot be good for us.

The horror of existence, if we think through its consequences, will put us radically at odds with perhaps the most fundamental.