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Nietzsche's Philosophy of Art
by Julian Young
Arguing that Nietzsche's thoughts about art can only be understood in the context of his broader philosophy, this study discusses the dramatic changes in Nietzschean aesthetics against the background of the celebrated themes of the death of God, eternal recurrence and the idea of the Ubermensch.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published January 28th 1994 by Cambridge University Press
(first published February 28th 1992)
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Very illuminating exposition of Nietzsche's views on art, and how it's central to his philosophy in general. Young's ideas were helpful when I was writing my thesis, in particular the idea that religion, science, and art cannot change the meaningless nature of the world, but art may ease the ‘nausea and suicide’ (as explained in the Gay Science) of the realization of such truth.