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dc.contributor.authorSpinelli, Robert.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-19T18:04:35Z
dc.date.available2009-05-19T18:04:35Z
dc.date.issued2006-05-19T18:04:35Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/1184
dc.description.abstractMemory 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.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectNietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900en_US
dc.subjectKundera, Milanen_US
dc.subjectMemory (Philosophy)en_US
dc.subjectMemory in literature.en_US
dc.subjectKitsch in literature.en_US
dc.subjectDesire in literature.en_US
dc.subjectPhilosophy, Comparative.en_US
dc.titleMemory mixed with desire : a preliminary study of philosophy and literature in the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and Milan Kunderaen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Philsophyen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Humanititiesen_US


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