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Published by Lexington Books in Lanham, Md .
Written in English


  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 -- Influence.,
  • Deleuze, Gilles.,
  • Philosophy, French -- 20th century.,
  • Decadence (Literary movement)

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-225) and index.

StatementJames Brusseau.
LC ClassificationsB2421 .B78 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 229 p. ;
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3440142M
ISBN 10073910943X
LC Control Number2005299924

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Andrew Huddleston. Nietzsche on the Decadence and Flourishing of Culture. Published: Novem Andrew Huddleston, Nietzsche on the Decadence and Flourishing of Culture, Oxford University Press, , pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by .   First things first: I think to the western ear, decadence is a word most often heard in reference to dessert. As with a “sinful” amount of hot fudge, and of course as with “death by chocolate,” the standard meaning of the word decadent serves a hy.   The creation of moralities is necessary for the enhancement of the species, yet, the assigning of values is a sign of decadence. According to Nietzsche, this is the problem of decadence with which human beings (in particular philosophers) must contend: they must place a value on life, but placing a value on life (even on one's individual life) is problematic because it involves fracturing the Cited by: French Nietzscheanism becomes decadent when it contorts into phi-losophy as only wanting to instigate thought. This book shows how the contorting happens, why, and, in sweeping terms, what it means to raise thinking above any stolid truth. Decadence of the French Nietzsche’s first chapter establishes that our .

Decadence in philosophy means evaluating truth claims exclusively in terms of provocation, in terms of how vigorously they generate subsequent thought. The best truth/book/essay/video doesn’t settle questions, but produces still more Cited by: 1. The Italian and German fascist regimes were eager to lay claim to Nietzsche's ideas, and to position themselves as inspired by them. In , Nietzsche's sister, Elisabeth Forster-Nietzsche, received a bouquet of roses from Adolf Hitler during a German premiere of Benito Mussolini's Days, and in Hitler personally presented her with a wreath for Nietzsche's grave carrying the words "To. “It is a self-deception of philosophers and moralists to imagine that they escape decadence by opposing it. That is beyond their will; and, however little they acknowledge it, one later discovers that they were among the most powerful promoters of decadence.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power. The Decadent movement was a lateth-century artistic and literary movement, centered in Western Europe, that followed an aesthetic ideology of excess and visual artist Félicien Rops's body of work and Joris-Karl Huysmans's novel Against Nature () are considered the prime examples of the decadent movement. It first flourished in France and then spread throughout Europe.