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The Resource The Use and Abuse of History, Friedrich Nietzsche, (electronic resource)

The Use and Abuse of History, Friedrich Nietzsche, (electronic resource)

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The Use and Abuse of History
Title
The Use and Abuse of History
Statement of responsibility
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
While life needs the services of history, it must just as clearly be comprehended that an excess measure of history will do harm to the living, declares Friedrich Nietzsche in this cautionary polemic. The iconoclastic philosopher warns us about the dangers of an uncritical devotion to the study of the past, which leads to destructive and limiting results -- particularly in cases where long-ago events are exploited for nationalistic purposes. Nietzsche proposes three approaches to times gone by: the monumental, focusing on examples of human greatness; the antiquarian, involving immersion in a bygone period; and the critical, rejecting the old in favor of the new. He examines the pros and cons of each concept, favoring how the ancient Greeks looked at things, which balanced a consciousness of yesteryear with contemporary intellectual, cultural, and political sensibilities. Nietzsche's emphasis on history as a dynamic, living culture rather than the subject of detached scholarship is certain to resonate with modern readers."
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CtWfDGI
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1844-1900
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Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Dewey number
907.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
D16.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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History
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The Use and Abuse of History, Friedrich Nietzsche, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxNjU2MDI0
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Control code
frd00031963
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Extent
1 online resource (80 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9780486845142
Isbn Type
(epub)
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9780486845142
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remote
Label
The Use and Abuse of History, Friedrich Nietzsche, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxNjU2MDI0
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00031963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (80 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486845142
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780486845142
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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