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Nietzsche's Dangerous Game Philosophy in the Twilight of the Idols by Daniel W. (Pennsylvania State University) Conway

Nietzsche's Dangerous Game Philosophy in the Twilight of the Idols

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Nietzsche's Dangerous Game Philosophy in the Twilight of the Idols by Daniel W. (Pennsylvania State University) Conway

This 1997 work is a book-length treatment of the unique nature and development of Nietzsche's post-Zarathustran political philosophy. This later political philosophy is set in the context of the critique of modernity that Nietzsche advances in the years 1885-1888, in such texts as Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo. In this light Nietzsche's own diagnosis of the ills of modernity is subject to the same criticism that he himself levelled against previous philosophies; that it is an involuntary symptom of the age it represents. Nietzsche is seen to be aware of his own decadence and of his complicity with the very tendencies that he dissects and deplores. By relating the political philosophy, the critique of modernity and the theory of decadence Daniel Conway has written a powerful book about Nietzsche's own appreciation of the limitations of both his writing style and of his famous prophetic 'stance'.


Daniel W. Conway has written an important book that warrants sreious attention from both Nietzsche scholars and the broader scholarly community interested in Nietzsche's critique of modernity.

Aln D. Schrift, Philosophy in Review

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Publication date

2nd May 2002


Daniel W. (Pennsylvania State University) Conway

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Cambridge University Press


284 pages


Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900



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