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Published: 12 August 2021 (Estimated)

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780192896889

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The Ascetic Ideal

Genealogies of Life-Denial in Religion, Morality, Art, Science, and Philosophy

Stephen Mulhall

  • Shows how an ideal of self-denial has permeated Western culture
  • An illuminating deployment of Nietzsche's genealogical method for understanding the development of concepts
  • Richly illustrated by discussions of modern art, literature, and film