Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy and Other Writings

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/28/1999
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The Birth of Tragedy is one of the seminal philosophical works of the modern period. Nietzsche's discussion of the nature of culture, of the conditions under which it can flourish and of those under which it will decline, his analysis of the sources of discontent with the modern world, his criticism of rationalism and of traditional morality, his aesthetic theories and his conception of the 'Dionysiac' have had a profound influence on the philosophy, literature, music, and politics of the twentieth century. This edition presents a new translation by Ronald Speirs and an introduction by Raymond Geuss that sets the work in its historical and philosophical context. The volume also includes two essays on related topics that Nietzsche wrote during the same period, and that throw further light on the themes treated in the main text.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Chronology xxxi
Further reading xxxiv
Note on the text xxxvii
The Birth of Tragedy
The Dionysiac World View
On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense
Glossary 154(3)
Index 157

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