Lessing und Nietzsche als "freie Geister": Nietzsches Urteile über Lessing und die Verwandtschaft von Lessing und Nietzsche in philosophischer Fluktuanz

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dc.contributor Williamson, George S.
dc.contributor Krause, Steve
dc.contributor.advisor Fox, Thomas C.
dc.contributor.author Mueller, Reinhard Gerald
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T14:39:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T14:39:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000553
dc.identifier.other Mueller_alatus_0004M_10721
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1058
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Previous research that connected Lessing and Nietzsche confined their engagement, on the one hand, largely to individual aspects of kindredship in thought and writing. On the other hand, Nietzsche's judgments of Lessing have mostly been arranged in rather short compilations of text passages while neglecting many connecting and contextual aspects of interpretations. This investigation aims for two goals. 1. All published text passages in which Nietzsche explicitly deals with Lessing are interpreted in a detailed, connecting, and contextual manner. The Nachlass is only used cautiously and selectively. 2. An attempt is made to connect the kindred elements of Lessing and Nietzsche in a common root of thought: in their tendencies towards philosophical Fluktuanz. Starting from the explicit text passages, a common semiotic and epistemological frame of Lessing's and Nietzsche's thought and writing is drafted, from which the interpretation goes back to the text again. The investigation produces the following results: 1. Nietzsche's judgments of Lessing as an honest critic, a searching classic, a brave dialectician, as the trigger of nihilism in art and as an Anpflanzer of a cosmopolitan European culture refer back to Nietzsche's own perceptions of freier Geist, of agonal thinking, and of the dynamic Fluktuanz of the wills to power. 2. Especially in Lessing's late work, many elements can be shown that indicate his tendency towards philosophical Fluktuanz. Insofar Lessing and Nietzsche questioned distinctions and notions of their times from a perspectivistic approach and in insofar they established new distinctions on their own responsiblility, they could both be regarded as following the ideal of freier Geister. Lessing's and Nietzsche's actuality can be highlighted by their tendency towards philosophies of Fluktuanz. These philosophies can be characterized by their openness and dynamic flexibility, which are essential for orientation within different incommensurable cultures and perspectives in a globalized world.
dc.format.extent 124 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Germanic Literature
dc.subject.other Philosophy
dc.subject.other Literature
dc.title Lessing und Nietzsche als "freie Geister": Nietzsches Urteile über Lessing und die Verwandtschaft von Lessing und Nietzsche in philosophischer Fluktuanz
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Modern Languages and Classics
etdms.degree.discipline German
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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