The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche

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Beginning amidst the tombs of the 'dead' God, and the crematoria at Auschwitz, this book, newly available in paperback, confronts the Nietzschean legacy through a Platonic focus. Plato argues in the Phaedrus that writing is dangerous because it can neither select its audience nor call upon its author to the rescue. Yet, he transgresses this ethical imperative in the Republic which has proved defenceless against use and abuse in the ideological foundation of totalitarian regimes. Burke goes on to analyse the dangerous games ...

The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche 2010, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748641796

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The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche 2008, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748618309

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