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Nietzsche's Aphoristic Challenge / von Joel Westerdale


The "aphoristic form causes difficulty," Nietzsche lamented in 1887, for "today this form is not taken seriously enough." Over a century later, Nietzsche's Aphoristic Challenge offers the first book-length study in English devoted explicitly Nietzsche's aphoristic writings, including Human, All Too Human and The Gay Science. This literary-philosophical study argues that the function of the aphorism for Nietzsche changes over time, but throughout can best be understood, perhaps counter-intuitively, in terms of excess.