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The Affirmation of Eros: Passion and Eternity in Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Gay Science

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posted on 03.09.2018, 09:01 by THOMAS JAMES RYAN
This thesis investigates the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's relationship with three ancient philosophical traditions: Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Platonism. It argues that in his work The Gay Science he radically breaks from these traditions, by developing an ethics grounded in the love of life. The thesis accomplishes a richer understanding of Nietzsche’s middle-period ethics and of his relationship to antiquity

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Principal supervisor

Michael Vincent Ure

Additional supervisor 1

Keith Ansell-Pearson

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

Philosophy

Additional Institution or Organisation

University of Warwick

Course

Doctor of Philosophy (Joint PhD with University of Warwick)

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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