Nietzsche's Shakespeare

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Holbrook, Peter 2014. Nietzsche's Shakespeare. in: J. A. Bates and R. Wilson (ed.) Shakespeare and Continental Philosophy United Kingdom: Edinburgh University Press. pp. 76 - 93
AuthorsHolbrook, Peter
EditorsJ. A. Bates and R. Wilson

[Extract] Nietzsche had a profound kinship with Shakespeare because he was fundamentally a dramatic thinker, apprehending the world through notions of character and action. For Nietzsche, and, I will suggest, for Shakespeare, ideas and values were never abstract propositions, the truth or falsehood of which was logically or empirically testable. Rather they were elements of a particular life – attractive or repellent, inspiring or miserable.

Page range76 - 93
Book titleShakespeare and Continental Philosophy
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84969988635
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Research GroupInstitute for Humanities and Social Sciences
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