Reviews from 05/2012

Nietzsche’s Denial of Schopenhaurean Pessimism

reviewed by Georges Palante on 2 May 2012

A review of Georg Simmel's Book: Schopenhauer and Nietzsche

M. G Simmel’s book develops within an intellectual framework wider than that in which historical-critical studies of this kind usually move. For the author it’s not a question of studying Schopenhauer’s and Nietzsche’s work in detail, but of drawing up a balance sheet of modern culture by taking as typical examples of this culture the two great philosophical figures who sum up its essential oppositions. In other words, M. Simmel’s goal is to study Schopenhauer…Read