By Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Emden, Christian; Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
From the early 1870s in the course of the Eighties, language, cognizance, and the physique stood as cornerstones of the philosophical venture that culminated in Nietzsche's "anthropology of knowledge". announcing either the timeliness and lasting worth of Nietzsche's writings in this interval, Emden argues that they weren't in response to a particular knowing of the philosophy of language or a particular belief of fact yet have been in its place formed by means of his curiosity within the concept of information, philological scholarship, and modern existence sciences. Leveraging a really staggering command of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century clinical and philological texts, Emden is ready to situate Nietzsche's writings on language and rhetoric inside of their wider old context, permitting him to distill the content material of Nietzsche's writing from the shape of his radical presentation. within the method, Emden unearths Nietzsche as extra well timed and not more outrageous than he's greatly considered, showing in its place as a strong philosopher drawn to figuring out the philosophical import of the heady medical advancements of his day. eventually, drawing on a lot formerly unpublished and undiscussed Nietzsche fabric, Emden examines the position of metaphor and interpretation, reasserting the relevance of rhetoric to philosophy, in consonance with Nietzsche's personal statements and practices. Christian J. Emden is an assistant professor of German stories at Rice college. this can be a quantity within the "International Nietzsche experiences" sequence, edited by way of Richard Schacht
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On the one hand, both Adam Müller’s Zwölf Reden über die Beredsamkeit und deren Verfall in Deutschland (1812) and Johann Gottlieb Fichte’s Reden an die deutsche Nation (given in Berlin in 1807–8) call for a The Failures of Empiricism 33 new national linguistic consciousness, which should be understood against the background of the Napoleonic Wars and the political particularism of the German states. On the other hand, rhetoric was practically erased from philosophy and replaced by the paradigms of idealism, anthropology, and hermeneutics, which developed from around 1750 onward.
169–70, 175, 186–87). Furthermore, the ink faded relatively quickly, and the circular arrangement of the keys failed to make things easier. A short article in the Berliner Tageblatt, published in March 1882 and mentioned in one of Nietzsche’s letters to his friend Franz Overbeck, in Basel (KGB III/1, p. 180), speculated that his use of this typewriter would undoubtedly aid him in the speedy completion of his next philosophical treatise, but the reality was clearly different. 53 On one of these pages, which are marred by typographical errors throughout, the machine must have become stuck: the ﬁrst line reads “MELSDNDRGILSTHCZMQNMOY,” The Irreducibility of Language 29 with several other letters superimposed (S 89).
Second, his understanding of rhetorical thought and tropical language profoundly inﬂuenced not only the distinctive stylistic quality of his own philosophical prose but also 26 Nietzsche on Language, Consciousness, and the Body the central conceptual constellations of his philosophical enterprise, such as “genealogy,” “will to power,” “eternal recurrence,” “becoming,” and so on. I will need to examine some of these issues in more detail throughout the following chapters, and I will show that his continued, albeit often hidden, interest in rhetorical thought should be regarded as a crucial factor for the development of Nietzsche’s philosophical criticism.
Nietzsche on language, consciousness, and the body by Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Emden, Christian; Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm