Nietzsche's Last Laugh: Ecce Homo as Satire

Nietzsche's Last Laugh: Ecce Homo as Satire

Nicholas D. More


Nietzsche's Ecce Homo was once released posthumously in 1908, 8 years after his dying, and has been variously defined ever in view that as lifeless, mad, or in basic terms inscrutable. in contrast backdrop, Nicholas D. extra presents the 1st entire and compelling research of the paintings, and argues that this so-called autobiography is in its place a satire. this manner allows Nietzsche to belittle undesirable philosophy by way of comedian ability, test reconciliation along with his painful previous, assessment and unify his disparate works, insulate himself with humor from the risk of 'looking into abysses', and identify knowledge as a distinct type of 'good taste'. After exhibiting the best way to learn this much-maligned e-book, extra argues that Ecce Homo offers the easiest instance of Nietzsche making feel of his personal highbrow lifestyles, and that its specified and complicated parody of conventional philosophy makes a strong case for studying Nietzsche as a philosophical satirist throughout his corpus.

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