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Nietzsche, biology, and metaphor [electronic resource] / Gregory Moore.

By: Moore, Gregory, 1972-.
Contributor(s): Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (viii, 228 p.).ISBN: 0511014422 (electronic bk.); 9780511014420 (electronic bk.); 0521812305; 9780521812306; 9780511490637 (electronic bk.); 0511490631 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Metaphor | Human evolution -- Philosophy | Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 -- Views on evolution (Biology) | PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern | Electronic books | Evolutietheorie | Darwinisme | Cultuurfilosofie | Nietzsche, Friedrich | Kulturkritik | Biologie | Evolution | DarwinismusGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nietzsche, biology, and metaphor.DDC classification: 193 Other classification: 08.24 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
pt. 1. Evolution -- 1. The physiology of power-- 2. The physiology of morality -- 3. The physiology of art -- pt. 2. Degeneration -- 4. Nietzsche and the nervous age -- 5. Christianity and degeneration -- 6. Degenerate art.
Review: "Nietzsche, Biology and Metaphor explores the German philosopher's response to the intellectual debates sparked by the publication of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species. By examining the abundance of biological metaphors in Nietzsche's writings, Gregory Moore questions his recent reputation as an eminently subversive and (post- ) modern thinker, and shows how deeply Nietzsche was immersed in late nineteenth-century debates on evolution, degeneration and race." "The first part of the book provides a detailed study and new interpretation of Nietzsche's much disputed relationship to Darwinism. Uniquely, Moore also considers the importance of Nietzsche's evolutionary perspective for the development of his moral and aesthetic philosophy. The second part analyses key themes of Nietzsche's cultural criticism - his attack on the Judaeo-Christian tradition, his diagnosis of the nihilistic crisis afflicting modernity and his anti-Wagnerian polemics - against the background of fin-de-siecle fears about the imminent biological collapse of western civilisation."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-224) and index.

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pt. 1. Evolution -- 1. The physiology of power-- 2. The physiology of morality -- 3. The physiology of art -- pt. 2. Degeneration -- 4. Nietzsche and the nervous age -- 5. Christianity and degeneration -- 6. Degenerate art.

"Nietzsche, Biology and Metaphor explores the German philosopher's response to the intellectual debates sparked by the publication of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species. By examining the abundance of biological metaphors in Nietzsche's writings, Gregory Moore questions his recent reputation as an eminently subversive and (post- ) modern thinker, and shows how deeply Nietzsche was immersed in late nineteenth-century debates on evolution, degeneration and race." "The first part of the book provides a detailed study and new interpretation of Nietzsche's much disputed relationship to Darwinism. Uniquely, Moore also considers the importance of Nietzsche's evolutionary perspective for the development of his moral and aesthetic philosophy. The second part analyses key themes of Nietzsche's cultural criticism - his attack on the Judaeo-Christian tradition, his diagnosis of the nihilistic crisis afflicting modernity and his anti-Wagnerian polemics - against the background of fin-de-siecle fears about the imminent biological collapse of western civilisation."--Jacket.

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