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Memory mixed with desire : a preliminary study of philosophy and literature in the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and Milan Kundera

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dc.contributor.author Spinelli, Robert. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-19T18:04:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-19T18:04:35Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05-19T18:04:35Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/1184
dc.description.abstract Memory Mixed with Desire: A preliminary study of Philosophy and Literature in the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and Milan Kundera Robert Spinelli Brock University, Department of Philosophy This thesis studies intertextuality in the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and Milan Kundera through the primary themes of memory and forgetting. The thesis starts with two introductory chapters that delineate memory according to Nietzsche and Kundera respectively. From here, I move into a discussion of Nietzsche's Ubermensch as an example of the type of forgetting that Nietzsche sees as a cure for the overabundance of memory that has led to Christian morality. Next, I explore the Kunderan concept of kitsch as the polar opposite of what Nietzsche has sought in his philosophy, finishing the chapter by tying the two thinkers together in a Kunderan critique of Nietzsche. The thesis ends with a chapter devoted to the Eternal Return beginning with an exegesis of Nietzsche's idea and ending with a similar exegesis of Kundera's treatment of this thought. What I suggest in this chapter is that the Eternal Return might itself be a form of kitsch even in its attempt to revalue existence. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 en_US
dc.subject Kundera, Milan en_US
dc.subject Memory (Philosophy) en_US
dc.subject Memory in literature. en_US
dc.subject Kitsch in literature. en_US
dc.subject Desire in literature. en_US
dc.subject Philosophy, Comparative. en_US
dc.title Memory mixed with desire : a preliminary study of philosophy and literature in the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and Milan Kundera en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Philsophy en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Philosophy en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Humanitities en_US


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