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 assorted, life-affirming, fitter, non-metaphysical cobwebs. This booklet 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 take advantage of language differently, i.e., to create a ‟new language‟. it really is from this point of view that the booklet considers such topics as awareness, 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 couple of an important learn facilities of the eu Nietzsche-Research: Centro Colli-Montinari (Italy), GIRN (Europhilosphie), SEDEN (Spain), Greifswald examine staff (Germany), NIL (Portugal).
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Denat (2006b). 22 “Description of Ancient Rhetoric”, III, p. 23 (KGW II/4, pp. 426), translation modified. 25 And, in addition, as Nietzsche will say again in a later note, “[…] the figures of rhetoric [are] the essence of language” (NL 1872–73, KSA 7, 19, editors’ translation). Rhetoric is, hence, not just that specific use of language which could be opposed to a philosophical, rational, demonstrative or dialectic use of language; it is not just that artifice which enables discourses to exercise a certain persuasive effect on the audiences, particularly in political contexts.
Jean Paul (1861), p. 179. According to Lacoue-Labarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy, Nietzsche discovered this quote in Gustav Gerber (1871), p. 361. “To Speak in Images” 33 background of the Nietzschean refusal to take a merely theoretical stance with regard to language and, secondly, that the originality of these developments lies in the fact that Nietzsche is not satisfied with a merely theoretical description of the nature and origin of language. It is clearly not only a question of saying what language is, but performatively showing the careful reader the way in which language is made – and also that it still can be made by “using language in an artistic way”.
51 (KGW II/4, p. 441). 39 “Description of Ancient Rhetoric”, VI, p. 43 (KGW II/4, p. 438). 26 Céline Denat be understood as a rule-less creation of a totally new language. As the example of Thucydides shows: what he attains is a singular use of the attic dialect, characterised, for instance, by the use of archaic terms, by the voluntary and reiterative rupture of certain syntactic rules, but it is not a new language created from scratch. In the same period, in the second conference On the Future of our Educational Institutions, and then later in the first of his Untimely Meditations, Nietzsche insists without any ambiguity upon the fact that an authentically original use of a language is only possible after one has first assimilated and learnt the ancient uses of that language.