[Marxism] Nietzsche's Encounters with Wagner
farmelantj at juno.com
Mon Oct 22 19:14:56 MDT 2007
On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 20:59:16 -0400 "Mark Lause" <MLause at cinci.rr.com>
> My own appreciation of Nietzsche--like that of most Americans of my
> generation--is rooted in the translations and biographical work of
> Kaufman, the German born Jewish scholar who taught philosophy at
> for over thirty years. To a great extent, Kaufman saved Nietzsche's
> reputation from William L. Shirer's kind of wartime shorthand that
> virtually every German thinker as a forerunner of the Nazis. I'd
> include in
> that genre Leopold Schwarzschild's 1947 biography of Marx with the
> title _The Red Prussian_. Left to this, everything that came out of
> Europe becomes nothing but Liberty Cabbage, doesn't it?
I discussed Nietzsche on this list back in July.
> In contrast, Kaufman saw Nietzsche as one of the forerunners of
> existentialism. In this light, the political implications of
> work--and it appeal among some radicals--makes a great deal more
Nietzsche can be regarded as a forerunner of existentialism,
analytic philosophy, and pragmatism. And the French
pomos, especially Foucault, claimed him for their own
> Mark L.
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