Nietzsche and Paradox

By Rogerio Miranda de Almeida
Translated by Mark S. Roberts

Subjects: Continental Philosophy
Paperback : 9780791468906, 232 pages, June 2007
Hardcover : 9780791468890, 232 pages, October 2006

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Translated from the French, this book analyzes the paradoxes that fundamentally characterize Nietzsche’s philosophy and texts.


Newly translated into English, this book analyzes the paradoxical discourse that flows through and fundamentally characterizes Nietzsche's writings. Examining Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy; Human, All Too Human; Beyond Good and Evil; On the Genealogy of Morals; and The Antichrist; Rogério Miranda de Almeida patiently opens these texts to the multiplicity of truths that unfold through the process of continuous reinterpretation and reevaluation. Never formally defining the contradictions within Nietzsche's conception of metaphysics, religion, art, science, and philosophy, Miranda de Almeida acknowledges instead that the history of thought, and the development of Nietzsche's writings in particular, is an interplay of forces and drives, encroachment and surrender, construction and destruction, overcoming and transformation, lack and fulfillment, satisfaction and dissatisfaction, pleasure and displeasure, pain and delight. This book reveals the endless perspectives and truths that Nietzsche creates and transforms.

Rogério Miranda de Almeida is Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselmo College and Visiting Professor of Theology at the Gregorian University and of Philosophy at Beda College, all in Rome, Italy. He is the author of Nietzsche e Freud: Eterno Retorno e Compulsão à Repetição. Mark S. Roberts has translated and coedited several books, including (with Anna Alexander) High Culture: Reflections on Addiction and Modernity, also published by SUNY Press.