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Beyond culture

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Nietzsche and the modern crisis of the humanities
Abstract:

This dissertation examines Friedrich Nietzsche's theory of culture. Nietzsche held that all beliefs were arbitrary and culturally contingent; cultures were distinct, organic, homogeneous entities, whose values were mutually incommensurable. I trace the origins of this theory to Nietzsche's experience as a philologist; but I claim that, in deriving his theory from historical data, Nietzsche drew false conclusions. As a mature philosopher, Nietzsche developed a somewhat more subtle theory, ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Publication date:
1991
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602328876
URN:
uuid:283dd735-07ff-4051-a543-9e703080cff9
Local pid:
td:602328876
Language:
English
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