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<i>Nietzsche's New Direction</i>

Robin Small

in Nietzsche and Rée

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780199278077
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602702 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199278075.003.0004
Nietzsche's New Direction

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Nietzsche learned from both the style and content of Rée’s work but used them in his own way. This chapter discusses Nietzsche’s understanding of the ‘historical approach to philosophy’, which he linked with both Hegel and Darwin. Much of the chapter is concerned with Nietzsche’s new style of writing, with particular attention to his uses of the aphoristic form, not just by itself but within broader contexts such as the short essays of Human, All-Too-Human and the dramatic discourses of Thus Spake Zarathustra. The advantages as well as the disadvantages of the aphorism are discussed.

Keywords: aphorisms; cool style; epistemology; historical philosophy

Chapter.  8422 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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