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Ellis, Fiona (2015) Two Erotic Ideals. Religious Studies, 51 (1), pp. 41-59. [Journal Article]

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    In his article ‘Nietzsche, Tristan, and the rehabilitation of erotic distance’ Joseph D. Kuzma identifies two seemingly opposed erotic ideals in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. He claims that Nietzsche applauded the first and sought to dispense with the second, and that this was his solution to the problem of nihilism. I argue that this ‘solution’ is as ill-defined as the ideals it involves, and that it either consigns us to hell or offers a terminological variant upon theism. I rescue Schopenhauer from some familiar charges and make a link with Simone Weil's reflections upon love's impossibility.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Religious Studies
    Department: Philosophy
    Depositing User: Vicky Rowley
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 12:40
    Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 15:02
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/2229

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