Ambiguity and the Absolute: Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the Question of Truth

2014.10.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Frank Chouraqui, Ambiguity and the Absolute: Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the Question of Truth, Fordham University Press,
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2014.10.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Frank Chouraqui, Ambiguity and the Absolute: Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the Question of Truth, Fordham University Press, 2014, 304pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780823254118. Reviewed by Stefan Kristensen, Université de Genève Frank Chouraqui's book is at once both incredibly ambitious and terribly simple. It's about two philosophers, one from the end of the nineteenth century and the other from the mid-twentieth; one German, the other French; one soon excluded from the academic system, the other well integrated into it; one using literary language, the other theorizing philosophy's metaphorical language; one rooted in ancient philosophy and mythology, the other rooted in phenomenology and the philosophy of perception. One could go on like this quite long, only to discover that the latter one (Merleau-Ponty) hardly quoted the former (Nietzsche), except for a few sporadic places. The parallel reading of the. . .

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