Condition of Power: Ontology and Anthropology beyond Nietzsche

Condition of Power: Ontology and Anthropology beyond Nietzsche

by Hermes Varini

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Based on an original interpretation of the core concepts in Nietzsche’s thought, and on their subsequent overcoming, this book embodies a radically new perspective that in essence reconsiders, upon grounded ontological premises and revealed anthropological evidences, both the notions of human and superhuman as still bound to a prevailing standpoint of impotence and limitation. The chief themes of metaphysics, from being to becoming, from entity to identity are all dealt with in the leading terms of the category power and of its dialectical self-negation to inhere in parallel within a far more extended view of the human respecting a dualist assumption and the unfathomable spatio-temporal vastness of the Real in which the phase of man is but infinitesimal. It is supported by more than 500 notes and a glossary with more than 60 key terms, each carefully explained. References are contained to authors spanning millennia and in several fields of knowledge. Narrative suggestions are also included, serving as an aid to the comprehension of the exposition to follow in compliance with the underlying mythical aspect of the argument.

A challenge to existing concepts, this book introduces the reader to the actual existence of a human reality which exceeds the hitherto known and considered from whatever point of view and which has remained latent and indistinct under the form of myths, from the dawn of history until nowadays mass media culture as a need of power in an intrinsically powerless human world. Revealed in its necessary function of actual presence antithetical to the limitedness of man, and referred accordingly to the comprehensive meaning of power, this condition radically opposes any limitation thus far ascribed to the human.

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BN ID: 2940152546156
Publisher: Hermes Varini
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Hermes Varini holds a Ph.D in philosophy and is the author of an ontological-epistemological treatise (Fire within the Universe) and of a historical novel on the theme of the Doppelgänger or double (The Great Adversary). He lectured on his books in some European universities and lately devoted his research on Nietzsche’s thought.

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