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posted on 13.10.2020, 03:50 by NEIL BRADLEY DURRANT
This thesis examines Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy and how he incorporates the idea of contest into ethics based on his reading of Homeric philosophical themes. I propose that Nietzsche's idea of higher friendship provides an alternative framing for ethics to traditional themes such as love and compassion. He incorporates adversarial behaviours into higher friendship as a way to enhance personal flourishing, emphasising the abundance of the individuals and the importance of maintaining and enhancing individual difference.

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Principal supervisor

Michael Vincent Ure

Additional supervisor 1

Paul Muldoon

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

School of Social Sciences (Monash Australia)

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

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