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Time and Becoming in Nietzsche's Thought

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Time and Becoming in Nietzsche's Thought by Robin Small
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Puzzles about time - about past, present and future, and the nature of becoming - have concerned philosophers from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Yet few have been as radical in their thinking as Friedrich Nietzsche. Time and Becoming in Nietzsche's Thought explores Nietzsche's approach to temporality, showing that his metaphorical and literary presentations lend themselves, in surprising detail, to the debates that have engaged other thinkers. Like Heraclitus, Nietzsche is a philosopher of becoming who sees reality as a continual flow of change. Time is an interpretation of becoming, designed to enable its tensions and fluctuations to be grasped conceptually by our minds. From this starting point, Robin Small explores the emergence of sharply contrasting models of temporality which express differing forms of life. The book concludes with a return to Nietzsche's Dionysian vision of playful participation in becoming as a never-ending creation and destruction. Time and Becoming in Nietzsche's Thought reveals Nietzsche as a major contributor to our thinking about temporality and its significance for human life.

Author Biography

Robin Small is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His publications include Marx and Education (Ashgate, 2005), Nietzsche and Ree: A Star Friendship (Clarendon Press, 2005) and Nietzsche in Context (Ashgate, 2001).
Release date Australia
March 11th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
1, black & white illustrations
Imprint
Continuum Publishing Corporation
Pages
216
Dimensions
234x156x14
ISBN-13
9781441189653
Product ID
4022230

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