In the literature, very little notion has been given to Nietzsche’s artistic view of Europe, although his concern for Europe was preponderantly with European culture and art. Moreover, whereas studies concerning Nietzsche and Europe generally focus on Nietzsche’s later works, especially from Thus Spoke Zarathustra onwards, I concentrate on Nietzsche’s cultural ideal for Europe as it comes to the fore in The Birth of Tragedy. I therefore concentrate on the relationship between Nietzsche’s (musical) aesthetics and his philosophy of culture while interrogating his view of Europe. Of this aesthetics and philosophy of culture, Wagner was an important source and centre. Therefore, I examine in more detail the artistic ideal for Europe upheld jointly by Nietzsche and Wagner, and the ‚cultural war‘ (‚Kulturkampf‘) they embarked together.
|Title of host publication||Nietzscheforschung 14-2007|
|Subtitle of host publication||Jahrbuch der Nietzschegesellschaft|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|