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The themes of affirmation and illusion in The birth of tragedy and beyond (2013)
Book Chapter
Came, D. (2013). The themes of affirmation and illusion in The birth of tragedy and beyond. The Oxford handbook of NietzscheOxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199534647.013.0010

The main theme of Nietzsche’s first published work, The Birth of Tragedy (BT, 1872), is that the affirmation of life requires ‘illusion’ which allows us to cope with the ‘insight into the horrible truth’ of our condition. This article argues that Nie... Read More