Infectious Nietzsche

Infectious Nietzsche

David Farrell Krell
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 03/22/1996
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-21039-5
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Infectious Nietzsche is simply one of the most interesting and engaging works to appear on Nietzsche’s philosophy in years."
—David Allison

Krell explores health, illness, and creativity in the life and thought of Friedrich Nietzsche. Drawing on a varied literature of philosophical reflections on health, and analyzing Nietzsche’s confrontation with traditional values, Krell skillfully engages the legacy of Platonism and Western metaphysics that is at the core of Nietzsche’s thought. Nietzsche’s genealogical critique, his doctrine of eternal recurrence of the same, and the Nietzschean physiology and psychology of decadence are principal foci. Anyone interested in a philosophical reflection on questions of genius and pathology, and all readers of Nietzsche, will find Krell’s new book compelling reading.

Author Bio

DAVID FARRELL KRELL is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University. He is the author of Daimon Life: Heidegger and Life-Philosophy, Of Memory, Reminiscence, and Writing: On the Verge, and Postponements: Women, Sensuality, and Death in Nietzsche.

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““Infectious Nietzsche is simply one of the most interesting and engaging works to appear on Nietzsche’s philosophy in years.” —David Allison Krell examines issues concerning health, illness, and creativity in the life and thought of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Drawing on a wide variety of philosophical reflections on health—from Plato through the German Idealists—David Farrell Krell engages a broad range of contemporary Nietzsche interpretation. Anyone interested in a philosophical reflection on questions of genius and illness, and all readers of Nietzsche, will find Krell’s new book on Nietzsche compelling reading.”

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

One. Critica genealogica I: Inventories of Decadence
Ressentiment and Decadence
The Genealogy of Ground; the Grounds of Genealogy
Ground as the Cartesian Cogito
Transcendental versus Genealogical Critique
Genealogy as Fatality

Two. Critica genealogica II: The Decadence of Inventories
Deleuze, Foucault, and Genealogy
A Nietzschean Inventory?
Will to Power as Genealogical Fa(c)tum
The Genealogy of Language; the Language of Genealogy
Styles of Excessive Wisdom: Nietzsche as Pierre d’attente

Three. Critica genealogica III: The Decadence of Redemption
Redeeming the World for the First Time
Shades of Decadence
Radiant Affirmation versus Paltry Consolation
Descensional Reflection

Four. The Cock: Reading Plato (after Nietzsche)
Dialogue and Dialectic: Plato’s "Mixed" Form
Three Accounts of Phaedo
Teaching Plato (after Nietzsche)

Five. Der Maulwurf/The Mole: Reading Kant and Hegel (after Nietzsche)
Auszuge/Extracts
Vorwurf/Prelude and Plaint
‘Allerlei Maulwurfsgange" bei Kant/’All Kinds of Mole Tunnels" in Kant
Der Maulwurf in Siebenmeilenstiefeln/The Mole in Seven-League Boots
Talpa trophonia/The Trophonic Mole
Nachwurf/Postlude and Threnody

Six. A Hermeneutics of Discretion: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Lacoue-Labarthe
Derrida’s Spurs
Lacoue-Labarthe on Heidegger on Nietzsche
Obliteration
Glissez

Seven. "Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall...": Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gadamer, Derrida
Gadamer’s Heidegger’s Nietzsche
Derrida’s Heidegger’s Nietzsche
Nietzsche’s Heidegger/Gadamer/Derrida

Eight. Eternal Recurrence—of the Same? Reading Notebook M III I

Nine. Two Systems fo the Mouth: An Oral Presentation of Novalis and Nietzsche
Nausea for Dessert
The Germ of the Frist Kiss
Interlude
Nietzsche’s Bite
Postlude I
Postlude II

Ten. Infectious Reading: Health and Illness in Novalis and Nietzsche