• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Yes Please
Pious Nietzsche: Decadence and Dionysian Faith - Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion (Hardback)
  • Pious Nietzsche: Decadence and Dionysian Faith - Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion (Hardback)
zoom

Pious Nietzsche: Decadence and Dionysian Faith - Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion (Hardback)

(author)
£50.00
Hardback Published: 17/12/2007
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Bruce Ellis Benson puts forward the surprising idea that Nietzsche was never a godless nihilist, but was instead deeply religious. But how does Nietzsche affirm life and faith in the midst of decadence and decay? Benson looks carefully at Nietzsche's life history and views of three decadents, Socrates, Wagner, and Paul, to come to grips with his pietistic turn. Key to this understanding is Benson's interpretation of the powerful effect that Nietzsche thinks music has on the human spirit. Benson claims that Nietzsche's improvisations at the piano were emblematic of the Dionysian or frenzied, ecstatic state he sought, but was ultimately unable to achieve, before he descended into madness. For its insights into questions of faith, decadence, and transcendence, this book is an important contribution to Nietzsche studies, philosophy, and religion.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253349644
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 241 x 176 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
Poverty Safari
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Democracy and Its Crisis
Added to basket
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Aristotle's Way
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Islamic Enlightenment
Added to basket
Japonisme
Added to basket
Why Marx Was Right
Added to basket
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.