The dance of joy: Nietzsche’s metaphysics of becoming & tragic wisdom.
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This thesis seeks to establish Nietzsche as a Metaphysician of Becoming, as a foreseer of the immanence of eternity and in turn to establish a deep correlation between his writing style and his account of an eternity that is within Becoming and the unconscious self. It shows that there is a connection between the content of Nietzsche‘s works and his writing style as a manifestation of pathos, the unsaid and of dancing-musical rhythms. This content includes the idea that tragic pathos and the dance better express reality than the conceptual or propositional uses of language. In outlining that Nietzsche is a metaphysician of Becoming, this thesis explores Nietzsche‘s notion of truth and the possibility of accessing reality through tragic insight into reality. It firstly ascertains what reality is for Nietzsche as Becoming and that it is through the unconscious or more specifically the great reason of the body‖ that reality reveals itself. There follows an analysis of Nietzsche‘s spiritual hierarchy, that is the hierarchical nature of relating to Becoming. It then explores Nietzsche‘s art of philology as a way of relating to Becoming through pathos, blood and unconscious. Finally, the thesis further illustrates that it is through pathos, the unconscious that one experiences the untimely or the non-spatiotemporal, an eternity within Becoming, which is best exemplified by the dance.
KeywordsNietzsche’s metaphysics of becoming
Language (ISO 639-3)eng
PublisherMary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
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