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Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy and Other Writings

Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy and Other Writings



Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy

  • Date Published: April 1999
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521639873

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  • The Birth of Tragedy is one of the seminal philosophical works of the modern period. Nietzsche's discussion of the nature of culture, of the conditions under which it can flourish and of those under which it will decline, his analysis of the sources of discontent with the modern world, his criticism of rationalism and of traditional morality, his aesthetic theories and his conception of the 'Dionysiac' have had a profound influence on the philosophy, literature, music, and politics of the twentieth century. This edition presents a new translation by Ronald Speirs and an introduction by Raymond Geuss that sets the work in its historical and philosophical context. The volume also includes two essays on related topics that Nietzsche wrote during the same period, and that throw further light on the themes treated in the main text.

    • One of the most important and popular of Nietzsche's works
    • Excellent new translation
    • Introduction by a major commentator on Nietszche
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'The main purpose of the book was to challenge nineteenth-century idealisations of classical Greece: ancient tragedy at its greatest, Nietzsche argued, was animated not by orderliness and quite decorum but by an inebriated frenzy of music, dnace and rollicking enormity.' New Humanist

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521639873
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 290 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.335kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The birth of tragedy
    2. The dionysiac world view
    3. On truth and lying in a non-moral sense.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Fundemental Issues in Philosophy
    • Introduction of Philosophy
    • Introduction to Aesthetics
    • Literary Criticism
    • Mythology in Context
    • Philosophy of Tragedy
    • Reality and Existence
    • The Birth of Truth: A Survey of Nonfiction
    • The Examined Life
    • The Trials of Socrates (Freshman Seminar)
    • Western Thought I
  • Author

    Friedrich Nietzsche


    Raymond Geuss, University of Cambridge

    Ronald Speirs, University of Birmingham

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