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Pious Nietzsche Decadence and Dionysian Faith (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion) by Bruce Ellis Benson

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Published by Indiana University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Western philosophy, c 1800 to c 1900,
  • History & Surveys - 19th Century,
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • Religious,
  • General,
  • Philosophy,
  • 1844-1900,
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm,,
  • Religion

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages269
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10228360M
ISBN 100253218748
ISBN 109780253218742

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Moore: Though Pious Nietzsche is an “academic” book, I really appreciated your lucid style which makes it very accessible. The other thing that made this book a significant read for me is how you gently dismantled my stereotype of Nietzsche.5/5(2). Be that as it may, Nietzsche remains big business. We might expect anything to emerge from it, but presumably there yet remain innocent souls in our world who will be surprised to find a pious Nietzsche amongst its products. Still, Bruce Ellis Benson has produced him in Pious Nietzsche: Decadence and Dionysian Faith. That is tendentiously put. Pious Nietzsche: Decadence & Dionysian Faith. Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion For its insights into questions of faith, decadence, and transcendence, this book is an important contribution to Nietzsche studies, philosophy, and religion. Are Still Pious. But it is what Nietzsche was about, even if he did not fully know it/22/09” — Stephen Williams, Atlantic - Andrew Sullivan blog “I think it is not overstating the facts to say that Pious Nietzsche is the best and most important book on Nietzsche to appear in the last few years.

Bruce Ellis Benson puts forward the surprising idea that Nietzsche was never a godless nihilist, but was instead deeply religious. But how does Nietzsche affirm life and faith in the midst of decadence and decay? Benson looks carefully at Nietzsche's life history and views of three decadents, Socrates, Wagner, and Paul, to come to grips with his pietistic turn.   Pious Nietzsche: Decadence and Dionysian Faith (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion) Benson claims that Nietzsche's improvisations at the piano were emblematic of the Dionysian or frenzied, ecstatic state he sought, but was ultimately unable to achieve, before he descended into madness. achieve, before he descended into Author: Bruce Ellis Benson.   He may not have succeeded in overcoming his childhood Pietism. But it is what Nietzsche was about, even if he did not fully know it/22/09" Atlantic - Andrew Sullivan blog - Stephen Williams "I think it is not overstating the facts to say that Pious Nietzsche is the best and most important book on Nietzsche to appear in the last few : Bruce Ellis Benson. Pious Nietzsche: Decadence and Dionysian Faith. In this Book. Indiana University Press Bruce Ellis Benson puts forward the surprising idea that Nietzsche was never a godless nihilist, but was instead deeply religious. For its insights into questions of faith, decadence, and transcendence, this book is an important contribution to Cited by:

Buy Pious Nietzsche: Decadence and Dionysian Faith (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion) by BENSON, BRUCE ELLIS (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 2. Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Benson, Bruce Ellis, Pious Nietzsche. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, © COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Book Club “How we, too, are still pious”: Nietzsche’s Influence on 20th Century Philosophy of Science. Amidst widespread agreement that Nietzsche did not contribute anything to the philosophy of science except an anti-positivist stance, it is surprising to see that prominent representatives of the Vienna Circle like Schlick, Frank, Carnap.