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This publication undertakes a severe research of a few important difficulties in Hegel scholarship. it really is occupied with clarifying the theoretical underpinnings of paradox, the potential dating of paradox to a dialectic common sense, and the chances of systematization of dialectic and/or paradox.

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On the possibility of reading Nietzsche as a virtue ethicist, see Daigle (2006). 27 Thiele (1990, 12). 28 Ironically, it is possible to construe Nietzsche’s Übermensch as a master rhetorician and unscrupulous liar, that is, as embodying the ‘qualities’ that Nietzsche most objected to in Romantic man; on this theme, see Martin 2006. 29 It is termed ‘individualistic epistemology’ in Thiele (1990, 31). Will to Power and Ascetic Ideal 39 things really are, combined with the view that the expression ‘how things really are’ is in no way meaningful.

65 The essay is a thinly disguised tribute to 62 BT 15 and 19. BT 5. 64 BT 1; in this section, Nietzsche defended his use of the same words to convey what he saw as different but related meanings. 65 According to Young, the only possible claim to originality of The Birth resides in its attempted resolution, by way of a simple juxtaposition, of the contradictions that exist between Wagner’s pre- and post-Schopenhauer theses on art in general and on the birth and decline of Greek tragedy in particular (Young 2010, 112–134).

He considered that man’s conception of the world has no empirical origin and that this absence of empirical 48 MacIntyre (2008). A view not exclusively German in its inception, since Montesquieu had broached a climate theory of ethics in his Lettres persanes (Persian Letters, 1721), subsequently developed in De l’esprit des lois (The Spirit of the Laws, 1748). 50 On the importance of the concept of the unconscious within the Storm and Stress movement, see Bishop (2010). 49 26 Will to Power, Nietzsche’s Last Idol contingency is what freedom really means.

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