Nietzsche and the Modern Crisis of the Humanities

Nietzsche and the Modern Crisis of the Humanities

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Levine argues that Strauss and Derrida have much in common, including an idealist, reified concept of culture that both inherited from Nietzsche. Levine interprets all of Nietzsche's basic doctrines in terms of this concept. Nietzsche's definition of culture produced epistemological and moral dilemmas for him and his followers, and encouraged them to devise alternatives to mainstream humanities. Levine, however, offers an alternative paradigm of culture that better fits the data and allows us to understand and defend the humanities as a source of value.
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  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 139.7 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 567g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791423271
  • 9780791423271

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