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CONTENTS Introduction 1 CHAPTER ONE Nietzsche and Truth: Semiotics as the Ground of Perspectivism 8 1:1 Nietzsche and Contradiction 9 Kaufmann and Sadler¿s attempts to ¿straighten¿ Nietzsche¿s contradiction 13 The problems with Kaufmann and Sadler¿s interpretations 17 Danto¿s reading of Nietzsche¿s pragmatic understanding of truth 29 1:2 Nietzsche, Nihilism and the semiotic presuppositions of his Interpreters 39 Schacht and Danto on Nietzsche¿s ¿nihilism¿ 41 The sign as the extenuation of presence as a semiotic presupposition of Schacht and Danto¿s enquiries 48 1:3 A Nietzschean understanding of the relation between text and self 49 Nietzsche, presence and contradiction 56 CHAPTER TWO Nietzsche and the Self: The Will-to-Power as an Ontology of Violence 66 The pre-suppositions of explication 66 The impossibility of explicating Nietzsche¿s philosophy 68 2:1 Schopenhauer 75 Schopenhauer within Kantian epistemology 77 Schopenhauer¿s difference from Kant 80 Schopenhauer¿s notion of Will 82 Nietzsche¿s difference from Schopenhauer¿s notion of will 85 2:2 The will-to-power 91 The will-to-power in itself 93 2:3 The body and its selves 105 CHAPTER THREE Nietzsche and the Radical Orthodoxy of John Milbank 122 3:1 Milbank¿s reading of Nietzsche 128 Genealogy 133 Genealogy as Polemic 135 Differential Ontology 139 Ressentiment and Asceticism 144 3:2 Milbank¿s Nietzsche 149 3:3 Nietzsche¿s engagement with the Natural Sciences 155 Nietzsche¿s Critique of Darwin 157 3:4 Nietzsche, Roux and mechanistic physiology 164 The will-to-power in mechanistic physiology 168 3:5 Nietzsche¿s Biological Absolutizing of Struggle 172 CHAPTER FOUR Nietzschean Semiotics and Barth's Theology of Language 180 4:1 The crises of meaningful representation in Barth¿s Dogmatics 187 4:2 Barth¿s account of meaningful reference 193 4:3 Catherine Pickstock¿s doxological account of meaningful representation 204 The locus of meaning in Pickstock¿s Account 210 4:5 The aporia in Barth¿s theology of language 215 CHAPTER FIVE Nietzschean Ontology in Light of Barth's Christological Ontology 221 5:1 Barth¿s account of sin within a Christological metaperspective 233 Fallenness in Barth¿s doctrine of election 235 Freedom in Barth¿s concept of election 241 Barth and inherited transmission of sin 245 5:2 Barth¿s understanding of the nature and form of fallenness 250 Barth¿s use of the concept ¿flesh¿ as illustrative of human fallenness 255 CHAPTER SIX Reconciliation of Self and Sign in Barth's Christology 264 6:1 Barth¿s fallen man in light of Nietzschean ontology 269 6:2 Violence in perspectival epistemology 276 6:3 The Ontological and Epistemological significance of ¿The Royal Man¿ within Barth¿s doctrine of Reconciliation 282 Ontology, Fallen and Reconciled 286
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Theological anthropology -- Christianity.
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900.