Metaphysics to Metafictions

Metaphysics to Metafictions : Hegel, Nietzsche, and the End of Philosophy

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Through close reading, and interpretive reflections, Paul Miklowitz examines key dialectics in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit in order to come to terms with the undoing of the Hegelian system of totality inaugurated by Nietzsche. In examining Nietzsche's post-apocalyptic and anti-Hegelian perspectivism, Miklowitz focuses on Thus Spoke Zarathustra, offering a new interpretation of "eternal return" in light of the problematic character of repetition intrinsic to the narrative structure of metaphysical illumination.
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  • Paperback | 221 pages
  • 150.4 x 226.8 x 14.5mm | 340.2g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791438783
  • 9780791438787

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"This is a very good book. It has an important thesis--the fictionalization of discourse as the quintessentially modern reaction to the presumptive realization of metaphysics in Hegel's philosophy of the absolute. The work outlines in exemplary, if schematic, fashion the key role played by Nietzsche in the undoing of the Hegelian system of totality and marks the points in Hegel that Nietzsche can capitalize on." -- Cyril O'Regan, author of The Heterodox Hegel
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About Paul S. Miklowitz

Paul S. Miklowitz is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at California Polytechnic State University.
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