Review: Michael Ure, The Gay Science (Cambridge University Press 2019)

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 Michael Ure’s introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Gay Science is a welcome contribution to the secondary literature. He provides a clear and coherent account of this complex text and situates his interpretation within Nietzsche’s larger oeuvre and philosophical project. Ure advances an original thesis—GS is Nietzsche’s attempt to revive an ancient understanding of philosophy as a way of life—that will be of interest to scholars more generally, and yet he still succeeds in introducing the text to the novice reader. ... Ure has ... written the best introduction to GS currently available in the English language.

Matthew Meyer, Journal of Nietzsche Studies 51 (1) 2020: 120-125. 

Period1 Mar 2020

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    DescriptionReview of Michael Ure, The Gay Science (Cambridge University Press 2019)
    Producer/AuthorMatthew Meyer
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