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Nietzsche and Schiller: Untimely Aesthetics

Nicholas Martin


Nietzsche's Die Geburt der Tragodie and Schiller's Asthetische Briefe are two texts that make a vital contribution to the history of aesthetic and cultural theory. This work makes a comparative study of the texts, bringing a mutually illuminating perspective to bear on them. The author counters the widespread belief that Nietzsche and Schiller represent a black-and-white contrast, showing the wide extent of the early Nietzsche's debt to Schiller's aesthetics, and drawing a picture of the common aesthetic ground shared by the two writers. The four key aspects of their aesthetic theories are com ... More

Keywords: Nietzsche, Schiller, aesthetics, cultural theory, cultural crisis, Greek experience, untimeliness, Die Geburt der Tragodie, Ästhetische Briefe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198159131
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159131.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Martin, author