Monthly Archives: September 2015

How Does One Raise the Question of Metaphysics in Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy?

For Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy (BoT) was an account of how the Greeks were able to overcome their pessimism; how they were able to, via tragedy, affirm life despite knowing the “terror and horror of existence” (42).[1] Throughout Nietzsche’s discussion, the language he uses suggests a metaphysical basis to his claims. For example, his […]