Nietzsche's Middle Period

Nietzsche's Middle Period

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Abbey presents a close study of Nietzche's works Human, All Too Human; Daybreak; and The Gay Science. Although these middle period works tend to be neglected in commentaries on Nietzsche, they repay close attention. Abbey's study of Nietzsche's middle period paints a vastly different portrait of the philosopher: a careful, sensitive analyst of moral life. This work fills a serious gap in the literature on more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 453.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195134087
  • 9780195134087

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Most readers will find Abbey to be an intriguing, thoughtful expositor; hopefully she will gain Nietzsche a fairer hearing among his critics and spark more careful, sensitive readings of the rest of his works. * Mind * Abbey assembles an impressive array of passages from the writings and discusses the issues with insight and verve ... an informative and well-argued account of the emergence of Nietzche's distinctive approach to morals in these years. The discussion is marked by lively interpretation and good critical argument. * Australasian Journal of Philosophy * An excellent, well-researched and well-written book that authoritatively guides the reader through most of the consequential reflections of this phase, while also comparing them with those of the later works ... Abbey writes with a great deal of nuance and perceptiveness. * British Journal for the History of Philosophy *show more

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