Plato-Nietzsche: Philosophy the Other Way


Dixsaut, Monique


Professor Emerita at the University of Paris I. Translator: Kenneth Quandt, Ph.D. in Classics, University of California, Berkeley

The "PHILOSOPHY THE OTHER WAY" uncovers in the works of Plato and Nietzsche not some royal road to truth but rather the intensity of their love and commitment to the life of thought, whatever it discovers and wherever it might lead. Plato explored this in his ubiquitous absence from the adventures of thought depicted in his Dialogues. Nietzsche followed suit with his unrelenting presence as the grim and forceful conscience behind all the masks through which he spoke in his chaotic oeuvre. It is not a matter of biography or of shared doctrine, some favorite thoughts by which their lesser exegetes can keep them in their respective stables and move on to others with other favorite thoughts. To discover Plato and Nietzsche's kinship required something more, an intensive, lifelong philosophical engagement that Monique Dixsaut's students witnessed in her teaching at the Sorbonne, now available in English via this translation, which is suitable for academics, intellectuals and general readers alike. The "other way" to philosophize proves to be the practice of philosophy itself.

Philosophy, Classics, Plato, Nietzsche, Practical Philosophy, World Literature, German Literature, Idealism, Education
Release Date: 
October 15, 2017
Hardcover: 978-1680530483
Trim Size: 
6 x 9

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