By Joao Constancio, Maria Joao Mayer Branco, Celine Denat, Luís Sousa, Luis Enrique de Santiago Guervos, Andrea Bertino, Tom Bailey, Chiara Piazzesi, Jaanus Soovali, Luca Lupo, Bartholomew Ryan, Maria Cristina Fornari
Nietzsche's metaphor of the spider that spins its cobweb expresses his critique of the metaphysical use of language - however it additionally means that ‟we, spiders‟, may be able to spin diversified, life-affirming, fitter, non-metaphysical cobwebs. This e-book is a set of 12 essays that attention not just on Nietzsche's critique of the metaphysical assumptions of language, but in addition on his attempt to exploit language another way, i.e., to create a ‟new language‟. it really is from this standpoint that the e-book considers such issues as cognizance, the self, metaphor, intuition, affectivity, kind, morality, fact, and information. The authors invited to give a contribution to this quantity are Nietzsche students who belong to a few of an important study facilities of the ecu Nietzsche-Research: Centro Colli-Montinari (Italy), GIRN (Europhilosphie), SEDEN (Spain), Greifswald examine crew (Germany), NIL (Portugal).
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L. Gilman/C. Blair/D. J. Parent, pp. 2 ff. and 213 ff. 11 “Description of Ancient Rhetoric”, III, p. 21 (KGW, II/4, p. 425): “We call an author, a book, a style ‘rhetorical’ when we observe a conscious application of artistic means of speaking; it always implies a gentle reproof. We consider it to be not natural, and as producing the impression of being done purposefully”. 12 One might think of Leibniz’s Préface à Nizolius sur le style philosophique. Nietzsche refers to Locke’s Essay concerning Human Understanding, III, 10, §34, p.
50 “Description of Ancient Rhetoric”, III, p. 23 (KGW II/4, p. 427), translation modified. 51 Cf. Charbonnel (1999), pp. 32–61: “[la métaphore] à l’œuvre partout, […] enrôlant même sous sa bannière n’importe quel tour, n’importe quelle tournure, le fait même de qualifier, plus : le fait même de nommer. Est paré alors du prestige de la métaphorisation, de ses pompes et de ses œuvres, tout déplacement, du moment qu’il se dit en langue, et même le déplacement premier, celui des choses aux mots. Sous prétexte d’embrasser la rhétorique, c’est bien là l’étouffer”.
E. 36 Through dualistic oppositions (such as good and evil, true and false, natural and artificial or proper and improper) it is easy to allow oneself to ignore a big part of what is real, because as we overvalue one of the terms to the detriment of the other we tend to neglect the totality characterised by the latter. In other words, the faith in the truth of one sole interpretation leads us to neglect other possibilities of thought; the belief in the proper character of a certain form of discourse leads us to reject all other forms of expression for being inadequate, to such an extent that “the way seems as good as blocked for certain other possibilities of interpreting the world” (BGE 20/JGB 20).