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Poetic Truth and Transvaluation in Nietzsche's Zarathustra

A Hermeneutic Study


Prof. Ernest Joos

Heidegger wanted to take Nietzsche seriously as a thinker. But as a thinker or philosopher Nietzsche can be accused of inconsistency. Even his main objective - the transvaluation all values - may make no sense. This author wants to view Nietzsche as a poet. He opposes the universality of abstract truth to the poetic truth which is the incarnation of the absolute in the concrete and valid only as meaning in a particular context. A large part of the book is devoted to the application of this theory, hence the book is both a hermeneutic study and a practical guide for the interpretation of Nietzsche's controversial topics such as the Death of God, marriage, life and death, or - woman and the Superman ( Übermensch). Part Three deals with Hermeneutics and Metaphysics, then with Heidegger, Nietzsche and Metaphysics.
Contents: Non-Dialectical Rationality - The Dialectic of Paradox: the Logic of the Irrational - A Famous Paradox: God is Dead! - The Paradox of the Creative Will and the Necessity of Voluntary Death - Heidegger, Nietzsche and Metaphysics.