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Postlude

Nietzsche and Life Insurancelocked

  • Michael Tanner

Abstract

The ‘Postlude’ enlarges on some points introduced throughout the book and raises some fundamental questions about Nietzsche's procedures and his views, questions which are often elementary but which should not on that account be suppressed. Both the methodological and the substantive questions arise from a sense that, whatever he professes, Nietzsche is a writer who is determined not only not to be trumped but not to be trumpable. There is also a brief reconsideration of some of Nietzsche's cardinal positions and a firmer emphasis on the way in which they serve to protect him from life's contingencies and surprises.

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