LETTER OF SEMINAR 74
 

ARTS & SOCIETIES

Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

HARTUNG-BERGMAN FOUNDATION SEMINAR
JULY 2014

wAr of the spirits
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Fondation Hartung-Bergman

Dorian Astor
The Spirit of War and War of the Spirits in Nietzsche's Philosophy



Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Carole Gautier, Milena Glicenstein and Cécile Pichon-Bonin
Translator: David Ames Curtis

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EDITORIAL

            Dorian Astor has just published a major book on Friedrich Nietzsche, La détresse au présent (Folio). No one is better qualified than he to reexamine the question of how philosophy and war relate to each other. As Astor recalls in his Introduction, “Nietzsche addresses us as a problem that has not yet been overcome; as such, we run smack up against what is most unbearable to hear, and, called out by his canny way of addressing us, we feel his distress.” That reading Nietzsche is painful is something we have all experienced. That reading him on the question of war is even more so is what we learn from this highly discriminating analyst who, without taking away anything from Nietzsche’s work, sheds light on what in it is unsettling, starting with Nietzsche’s way of turning the spirit of war into a war of the spirits.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac


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