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Nietzsche & Rosenzweig (Birth of Tragedy) Chorus (Modern Jewish Philosophy Ur-Text)

Of course it can’t, but an exercise, if it all comes back to one single text, then Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy is the ur-text of modern Jewish philosophy. About this I’ve already commented in a more general way, relating … Continue reading

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Nietzsche & Buber (Birth of Tragedy Modern Jewish Philosophy Ur-Text)

Re-reading Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy has convinced me that it should stand out as the ur-text of modern Jewish philosophy. The polarity between Appolinian form and Dionysian force will re-appear throughout Buber’s body of writing, the tension between form … Continue reading

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Nietzsche Art Nouveau (Birth of Tragedy & Apollinian Bodies)

Art Nouveau reminds me of Nietzsche in The Birth of Tragedy. As an art movement, art nouveau belongs to that period at the fin de siècle very much under the influence of Lebensphilosophie and vitalism. The perfectly formed body stands … Continue reading

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Nietzsche Dionysus Christian-All-Too-Christian

I’m not sure I want to call Nietzsche a religious thinker, but cannot help but feel that his thought as a whole and Birth of Tragedy, in particular, are steeped in religious categories, religious consciousness, religious dreaming. Ritual, the art … Continue reading

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Friedrich Nietzsche & Moses Mendelssohn (Not So Naive)

I hadn’t thought it possible to square or at least complement Nietzsche and Moses Mendelssohn, two philosophers who mean a great deal to me. It was a contradiction that I was always happy to let stand, like the one between … Continue reading

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