Nietzsche's Enlightenment: The Free-Spirit Trilogy of the Middle Period (Paperback)Paul Franco (author)
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 379 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
-- Keith Ansell Pearson * Journal of Nietzsche Studies *
"Insightful and rigorous, Nietzsche's Enlightenment is an essential companion to Nietzsche's middle works, one that at the same time helps illuminate the philosophical motivations of Nietzsche's thought as a whole." -- Jeffrey Church, University of Houston * Review of Politics *
"Franco ably shows how the mature Nietzsche evolves from the middle Nietzsche and how the scientific and rationalist aspects of the middle period condition and constrain some of the apparent excesses of the mature works. . . . Recommended." -- W. J. Coats * Choice *
"Franco's writing is marked by clear-headed, intelligent judgment that makes it a pleasure to read. In particular, his evident mastery of Nietzsche's texts, including the notebooks and letters, puts him in a position to view Nietzsche's achievement chronologically and to note, as he constantly does, just what is new, just what is said for the first time. Franco gives his reader the sense of being educated by watching a truly great thinker grow into himself with ever-deeper understanding and an ever more comprehensive perspective. And Franco always seems to know just where he is in the arc of Nietzsche's development, consistently signaling just how the new relates to and advances what Nietzsche had previously achieved." -- Laurence Lampert, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
"Poststructuralists have long mined the works of Nietzsche's middle period in their efforts to employ Nietzsche as an advocate of their deconstructionist enterprise. Paul Franco shows us in a wonderful fashion why their reading is mistaken and in doing so reveals a Nietzsche who is much more friendly to the Enlightenment and the humanist tradition than is generally imagined. It is the best book I know of on this period of Nietzsche's thought." -- Michael Allen Gillespie, Duke University
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