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dc.contributor.advisorMandalios, John
dc.contributor.authorTones, Matthewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:23:59Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:23:59Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/365917
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the role that tension plays in Nietzsche’s recovery of the tragic disposition. This is achieved by examining the ontological structure to the tragic disposition that is present in Nietzsche’s earliest work on the Greeks and then exploring its presence in points of tension found in Nietzsche’s more mature concern with nobility. In pursuing this ontological foundation, the work builds upon recent trends in Nietzsche scholarship that have established the centrality of a naturalist argument derived from the influence of the pre-Platonic Greeks. It is the ontological aspect of the tragic disposition identified in Nietzsche’s earliest interpretations of Greek phusis and the inherent tensions of the chthonic present in this hylemorphic foundation that are examined to demonstrate the importance of the notion of tension to Nietzsche’s recovery of a tragic disposition. By bringing to light the functional importance of tension for the Greeks in the ontological, largely exhumed from his earliest work, varying points of tension can be identified that demonstrate a re-emergence at different aspects in his later work. By examining the role of these aspects, the evolving influence of tension is shown to play a central role in the re-emergence of the noble that possesses the tragic disposition.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsTragic dispositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900en_US
dc.subject.keywordsGreek phusisen_US
dc.titleNietzsche, Tension and the Tragic Dispositionen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education and Lawen_US
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
dc.contributor.otheradvisorPatapan, Haig
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1400650295220en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentSchool of Humanitiesen_US
gro.griffith.authorTones, Matthew N.


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