Title

Heidegger’s Allegory of Reading: On Nietzsche and the Tradition

Author's Department

English & Comparative Literature Department

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Hiedegger und Nietzsche

Publication Date

1-2012

doi

https://doi.org/10.1163/9789401208741_013

Abstract

Heidegger's interpretation of Nietzsche has been canonized in the philosophical tradition as an almost perfect demonstration of how the forgetfulness of Being continues the dominant positions of modern metaphysics. However, the role of reading in the interpretative process casts a different light on Heidegger's approach to Nietzsche and his relationship to the philosophical tradition. This paper is concerned with three aspects of Heidegger's work, namely, (i) the role of Kant and Schopenhauer in Nietzsche's critique of metaphysics; (ii) Nietzsche's 'inversion' of Platonism; and (iii) Heidegger's contribution to a hermeneutical reappraisal of Nietzsche's thought.

First Page

221

Last Page

233

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