Contesting Nietzsche

2014.05.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christa Davis Acampora, Contesting Nietzsche, University of Chicago Press, 2013, 259pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226923901.
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2014.05.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christa Davis Acampora, Contesting Nietzsche, University of Chicago Press, 2013, 259pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226923901. Reviewed by Christopher C. Raymond, Vassar College "Greek antiquity," wrote Nietzsche in the summer of 1875, "is a means for understanding ourselves, for judging our own age and thereby overcoming it."[1] One aspect of ancient Greek culture that especially sparked his critical imagination was its spirit of competition -- political, athletic, and artistic. Christa Davis Acampora proposes that Nietzsche's reflections on the Greek agon, or contest, provide a framework for understanding the style and substance of his philosophy more broadly. Her wide-ranging study touches upon all the major works, as well as some that are rarely discussed, and engages with key debates in recent Anglophone scholarship. A central task for her is to show how. . .

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