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By Christa Davis Acampora

In this groundbreaking paintings, Christa Davis Acampora deals a profound rethinking of Friedrich Nietzsche’s an important idea of the agon. examining a powerful array of basic and secondary resources and synthesizing many years of Nietzsche scholarship, she indicates how the agon, or contest, prepared center components of Nietzsche’s philosophy, offering a brand new appreciation of the subtleties of his infamous perspectives approximately strength. through focusing so intensely in this specific guiding curiosity, she deals an exhilarating, unique vantage from which to view this iconic philosopher: Contesting Nietzsche.


Though existence—viewed in the course of the lens of Nietzsche’s agon—is fraught with fight, Acampora illuminates what Nietzsche famous because the agon’s generative advantages. It imbues the human adventure with value, which means, and cost. studying Nietzsche’s gildings of agonism—his feedback on forms of contests, traits of contestants, and the stipulations within which both might thrive or deteriorate—she demonstrates how a lot the agon formed his philosophical tasks and demanding exams of others. The agon led him from one set of issues to the subsequent, from aesthetics to metaphysics to ethics to psychology, through Homer, Socrates, Saint Paul, and Wagner. In exhibiting how one obsession catalyzed such a lot of various pursuits, Contesting Nietzsche sheds essentially new mild on a few of this philosopher’s such a lot tough and paradoxical ideas.

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