Their topics include Nietzsche's dawn of dissent: Morgenrote and the modernist impulse, Twilight of the Idols
and the dawn of modernity, peacocks and buffaloes: Nietzsche and the problems of modern spectacle, Nietzsche's decadent modernism, and responding to the crisis of philosophy in modernity: from Nietzsche's perspectivism to Musil's essayism.
In Twilight of the Idols
, Nietzsche interestingly mentions a very similar example (with reference to the Dionysian) as follows:
The three periods that cover the nineteenth century--1834-1860; 1861-1880 and 1881-1900--are inaugurated by Thomas Carlyle's texts "Preface by the Editor to Essays, First Series" and "Letters to Emerson" and conclude with three texts by Friedrich Nietzsche taken from "Schopenhauer as Educator in Untimely Meditations", from The Gay Science and from "Raids of an Untimely Man in Twilight of the Idols
In any case, the experience gives weight to a quote from Nietzsche in "The Twilight of the Idols
:" "Out of life's school of war: What does not destroy me, makes me stronger."
Meanwhile, the Homotopia festival continues this week with a number of performances at the Unity theatre, including "drag fabulist" Dickie Beau's Blackouts: Twilight of the Idols
on Friday, which brings to life extraordinary audio artefacts to tell the story of the dark sides of stars like Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland.
They note that the fruitfulness of conflict remains a central preoccupation throughout the remainder of Nietzsche's career, as does the specific case against Socrates and traditional philosophy (see, e.g., Twilight of the Idols
(1) Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
Twilight of the Idols
, Nietzsche composed the work in sonata form.
What does not destroy me makes me stronger." So posited German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in his 1888 book, Twilight of the Idols
. A well-known commentator on the contemporary culture of his time, Nietzsehe's adage is one of the most quoted thoughts in history and one that happens to be very appropriate for the insurance industry as we contemplate the road ahead.
of pregnancy, and of birth (Twilight of the Idols
His poetry books in English include The Oty and the Child, Dictionary of Silence, and Anxious Moments, and his nonfiction works include The Hidden Handshake: National Identity and Europe in the Post-Communist World, Reluctant Modernity: The Institution of Art and Its Historical Forms, and Twilight of the Idols
: Recollections of a Lost Yugoslavia.