Nietzsche on "Life": An Examination of the Metaphors and their Significance

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Titre: Nietzsche on "Life": An Examination of the Metaphors and their Significance
Auteur(s): Didiodato, David Ray
Date: 2011
Résumé: In this thesis Didiodato addresses a central theme in Nietzsche’s thought: namely, “life”. Nietzsche uses this term in a number of ways throughout his writings in many metaphorical, aphoristic, and often seemingly contradictory ways. This thesis attempts to flesh out what Nietzsche means by “life” by examining each of the particular ways Nietzsche uses the term in isolation. Ultimately, Didiodato argues that “life” is used in several fundamentally different ways which demonstrates Nietzsche’s criticism of metaphysical descriptions, while at the same time speaking to his emphasis on perspectivism. The thesis closes with a reflection on Nietzsche’s notion of the “affirmation of life” wherein this thesis argues that the diversity of accounts of life Nietzsche provides can find something of a unity.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/20223
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