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Nietzsche and Modern Times: A Study of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche

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This book explores the character of modernity through a consideration of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche. It argues that Bacon and Descartes, in their positive claims for science, played the fundamental role in the development of the modern world view; that they used the Platonic art of dissimulative writing as the means to achieve their ends by making their revolutionary ...more
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Published August 30th 1995 by Yale University Press (first published May 26th 1993)
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Excellent. Lamperts first book. It treats Bacon and Descartes as Esoteric writers whose interventions led to the necessity of Nietzsche's intervention. Unfortunately, this work has been almost entirely overlooked by students of early modern philosophy.
Oct 17, 2007 Al marked it as thesisavoidance
More Descartes. This is a library book. I've coveted it for awhile. No expenditures, here.
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Laurence Lampert is a leading scholar in Nietzsche studies. He received both his master's and doctorate degrees from Northwestern University (in 1968 and 1971).

He taught at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis for over thirty years and is now a professor emeritus there.

An informative interview with Laurence Lampert, conducted by the Nietzsche Circle, can be found here (pdf).
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