Plato and Nietzsche: Their Philosophical Art

2015.02.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Anderson, Plato and Nietzsche: Their Philosophical Art, Bloomsbury, 2014, 225pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472522047.
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2015.02.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Anderson, Plato and Nietzsche: Their Philosophical Art, Bloomsbury, 2014, 225pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472522047. Reviewed by Robert Guay, Binghamton University My initial impression of this book was that it is strikingly bad. It seems noncommittal about most of its own interpretive claims, it regularly lapses into broad summaries, it opposes the views of anonymous “scholars” (13, 109, 137, 197) rather than engaging substantially with existing scholarship, and it fails to provide a compelling justification for its subject matter. Indeed, it hardly discusses what sort of a shared “philosophical art” Plato and Nietzsche might have had. All this complicates the typical procedure of a review, so in what follows I will try to explain the basis of my initial impression and then offer a reason why this impression should be amended. The book is not primarily about art or about the philosophical texts as. . .

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