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Nietzsche's Transgression

Title: Nietzsche's Transgression: Philosopher as Criminal.

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Name(s): Hettig-Rolfe, Kasey, author
Department of Philosophy
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis investigates the figure of the criminal within Nietzsche's thought in order to generate a more profound understanding of Nietzsche's relationship with the philosophies that he critiques. In particular, there is a concern that Nietzsche cannot himself escape the crime which he accuses his philosophical predecessors of committing. This investigation was motivated by a suspicion of interpretations which attempt to stabilize Nietzsche's thought into pronouncing a clear moral imperative or which attempt to situate him in a strict and violent opposition with the entire history of philosophy. By conducting an investigation on Nietzsche's portrait of the philosopher as the "criminal of criminals," I generate an account of how Nietzsche's critical philosophy simultaneously does and does not commit the crime which he has levied against his opponents. This paradoxical crime which reverberates through Nietzsche's body of work reveals what I have termed a "daemonic" conception of truth and value being communicated between the lines of Nietzsche's texts.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0189 (IID)
Keywords: Nietzsche, philosophy, continental, crime
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Philosophy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: April 22, 2013.
Subject(s): Continental philosophy
Philosophy -- History
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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