Nietzsche and Rée: A Star Friendship by Robin Small

By Robin Small

in the course of years of shut friendship, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and Paul Rée (1849-1901) shared rules and built a brand new and unique method of philosophy and ethics. The process their partnership, from its origins in shared hopes to its finishing in a painful breakdown of non-public family, is the topic of this book.

The complete tale has no longer been informed prior to. a few of its biographical features - specially the three-sided dating related to the younger Lou Salomé which had critical emotional effects for Nietzsche - were identified. but many own info are provided the following for the 1st time. The philosophical account is both soaking up, displaying how this collaboration was once a very important degree on Nietzsche's means towards his most unique and radical contributions to philosophy.

'Réealism' was once the label Nietzsche gave to Rée's naturalistic doctrine, which drew at the evolutionary idea of normal choice to provide an explanation for the ethical recommendations of excellent, evil, sense of right and wrong and justice. simply as importantly, Rée wrote in a funky, hugely disciplined kind, very varied from such a lot German writers of the time. either elements of his paintings made a robust influence on Nietzsche, who built this undertaking in his personal method in a chain of works beginning with Human,
All-Too-Human. but he finally got here to criticise and reject 'Réealism' as insufficient to the duty of a revaluation of values, and changed the 'historical strategy' together with his personal family tree of morality.

In a strikingly poetic passage within the homosexual technology, Nietzsche describes a 'star friendship': the short assembly of 2 stars whose paths move after which diverge ceaselessly, maybe as a part of a few development past their wisdom. This booklet offers the 'star friendship' of Nietzsche and Rée the remedy it has continually wanted. In doing so, it brings to mild clean points of 1 of an important of contemporary thinkers.

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