By E.J. Dijksterhuis
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This agonistic movement between transmission, deconstruction, and creation is the contest, which Nietzsche proposes to his reader. In order to explore this contest, I will present Nietzsche’s early texts On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense, On the Future of Our Educational Institutions, and Homer’s Contest. These will serve as theoretical framework, enabling me to interpret other passages from Nietzsche’s work in which he engages with Socrates and Kant, criticizing their pedagogical methods and developing, in opposition to these, his own style and ethics of reading.
Let us now turn to this second attempt. (2) While his first attempt sought to engage in a profession that would respect his vocation, Nietzsche’s second attempt rather sought to unify profession and vocation within his philological career. He told Rohde in March 1871 that The Birth of Tragedy was his strategy. Nietzsche’s first book was an effort to renovate the field of philology40: in the spirit of his inaugural lecture, he guided scientific philological endeavors toward philosophy and art as curative forces, in order to develop a newly self-conscious practice of philology.
He told Rohde in March 1871 that The Birth of Tragedy was his strategy. Nietzsche’s first book was an effort to renovate the field of philology40: in the spirit of his inaugural lecture, he guided scientific philological endeavors toward philosophy and art as curative forces, in order to develop a newly self-conscious practice of philology. The book’s reception, though, reveals that its author incorrectly foresaw its effects. 41 During its first year, it gave way to only two responses in the press: Rohde’s celebratory review in the 26 May 1872 Norddeutsche allgemeine Zeitung, and young doctor of philology Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Möllendorff ’s two-part critical pamphlet (spring 1872, winter 1873).
Dijksterhuis: Archimedes by E.J. Dijksterhuis