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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 142 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)

THE GODS ARE ALIVE

“With eyes strengthened and refreshed by the sight of the Greeks, let us look upon the highest spheres of the world around us.”

Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy, 15

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Nietzsche is very influenced by the work of Schopenhauer. Nietzsche agrees with his predecessor that intellectual and artistic endeavors create a kind of illusion that helps us understand our existence. He’s also a pessimist like Schopenhauer, viewing life as essentially tragic. Naturally, ...

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