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    Nietzsche on Individual Autopoiesis: Critical Dialogue with Ethno-philosophy of Shienyu Ni Shienyuand Cosmopoeisis


    Wanyama, Alex Mulongo (2020) Nietzsche on Individual Autopoiesis: Critical Dialogue with Ethno-philosophy of Shienyu Ni Shienyuand Cosmopoeisis. PhD thesis, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    The argument in this dissertation revolves aroundapositive reading of Nietzsche on the tragic nature of existence. The specificnarrative being advanced is that for Nietzsche, the task of individual fashioning must be conceived and examined within the tragic nature of existence. In fact, it can be claimed that,on Nietzsche’s account, existence properly conceived as tragic ipso factodemands a qualitative individual response. I arguethat the qualitative response amounts to an affirmation of life via cultivating singular individuality. These assertions respond to two related questions: What accounts for Nietzsche’s conception of singular individuality as a task? And howto create the necessary conditions for singular individuality? Nonetheless, this dissertation also toilswith the question of communalityand tragic existence. If existence is tragic within Nietzsche’s scope,then is a communal response tenable enough? Does theaporiaof existencefundamentallydemand an individual or communal response? These questions are precisely engaged with under Nietzsche’s Übermenschas the type which properly affirms existence as tragic.This research is conceived within two supposedly unrelated settings: Nietzsche’s philosophy of the type Übermenschand African ethno-philosophy. The two settings inevitablyare responding to the same reality, the aporiaof existence.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Keywords: Nietzsche; Individual Autopoiesis; Critical Dialogue; Ethno-philosophy; Shienyu Ni Shienyuand Cosmopoeisis;
    Academic Unit: St Patrick's College, Maynooth > Faculty of Philosophy
    Item ID: 14177
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2021 12:23
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