Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-684899dbb8-7wlv9 Total loading time: 0.393 Render date: 2022-05-21T16:20:23.740Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "useRatesEcommerce": false, "useNewApi": true }

Part One - The Will to Truth and the Will to Value

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 August 2012

David Dudrick
Affiliation:
Colgate University, New York
Get access

Summary

Part One consists of five chapters that set out the basic framework we propose for understanding the “narrative line” of BGE and how it could count as Nietzsche’s masterpiece.

Chapter 1 contains a detailed account of BGE’s preface, arguing that it shows the book to be much more like a philosophical treatise than is usually supposed. Readers are kept from appreciating this similarity because of the ways in which Nietzsche’s book differs from the typical philosophical treatise (other than the sheer brilliance of its writing). In particular, like Plato, Nietzsche is not interested in laying out the entire content for his best readers; to get at this content, they have to work it out for themselves. Accordingly, although the preface offers us a relatively straightforward narrative of the history of philosophy as a basis for understanding the aims of the book, it provides only the bare outlines of this story, and it papers over obvious holes in the narrative with references, images, and metaphors that it does not clarify. Our hypothesis is that BGE One is designed to fill in the bare outline of the story offered in its preface, if we know what to look for in it. And the best way to know what to look for is to recognize the gaps in our understanding of it and, particularly, of its metaphors.

Type
Chapter
Information
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2012

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

Save book to Kindle

To save this book to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about saving to your Kindle.

Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Available formats
×

Save book to Dropbox

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Dropbox.

Available formats
×

Save book to Google Drive

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

Available formats
×