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By Christa Davis Acampora

In this groundbreaking paintings, Christa Davis Acampora deals a profound rethinking of Friedrich Nietzsche’s the most important concept of the agon. reading a powerful array of basic and secondary resources and synthesizing many years of Nietzsche scholarship, she exhibits how the agon, or contest, equipped middle components of Nietzsche’s philosophy, offering a brand new appreciation of the subtleties of his infamous perspectives approximately energy. through focusing so intensely in this specific guiding curiosity, she bargains a thrilling, unique vantage from which to view this iconic philosopher: Contesting Nietzsche.


Though existence—viewed during the lens of Nietzsche’s agon—is fraught with fight, Acampora illuminates what Nietzsche well-known because the agon’s generative merits. It imbues the human adventure with value, that means, and price. reading Nietzsche’s gildings of agonism—his feedback on varieties of contests, characteristics of contestants, and the stipulations during which both may well thrive or deteriorate—she demonstrates how a lot the agon formed his philosophical tasks and significant tests of others. The agon led him from one set of issues to the following, 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 diversified pursuits, Contesting Nietzsche sheds essentially new gentle on a few of this philosopher’s such a lot tricky and paradoxical ideas.

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