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PhD Defence

Nietzsche's Rejection of Stoicism

Wednesday 1 March 2017
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden


  • Prof.dr. F.A.J. de Haas


Nietzsche's famous notion 'amor fati' is often associated with the Stoic maxim to 'live in accordance with nature'; we have to fully accept our fates in order to attain happiness. But is happiness really what Nietzsche's 'amor fati' is about? And how to account for all the fiercely critical remarks on Stoicism we find in his texts? This dissertation presents a more refined interpetation of 'amor fati', against the background of a thorough analysis of Nietzsche's peculiar reception and rejection of Stoicism.


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