Chapter

Postlude

in Nietzsche

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780192854148
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191776670 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780192854148.003.0010

Series: Very Short Introductions

  Postlude

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The ‘Postlude’ enlarges on some points introduced throughout the book and raises some fundamental questions about Nietzsche's procedures and his views, questions which are often elementary but which should not on that account be suppressed. Both the methodological and the substantive questions arise from a sense that, whatever he professes, Nietzsche is a writer who is determined not only not to be trumped but not to be trumpable. There is also a brief reconsideration of some of Nietzsche's cardinal positions and a firmer emphasis on the way in which they serve to protect him from life's contingencies and surprises.

Keywords: amor fati; book; brief; Cardinal; eternal recurrence; individualism; nature; taste; writer

Chapter.  4115 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers) ; 19th-Century Philosophy

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