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Author Mayfield, Daniel Scott
Title Artful Immorality - Variants of Cynicism : Machiavelli, Gracián, Diderot, Nietzsche
Imprint Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2015
©2015
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Series WeltLiteraturen / World Literatures Ser. ; v.8
WeltLiteraturen / World Literatures Ser
Note Intro -- Table of Contents -- 1. Artful Immorality: Imprimis -- 1.1. Method -- 1.2. Brief Overview Of Research In Cynicism -- 1.3. Précis Of Theses, Contents, Findings -- 1.3.1. The Figure 'Diogenes' And Its Reception -- 1.3.2. The Working Description Of Cynicism -- 1.3.3. The Close Readings -- 1.3.3.1. Elegant Expediency: Machiavelli's Il Principe (̃1513) -- 1.3.3.2. Acute Concinnity: Gracián's Oráculo Manual (1647) -- 1.3.3.3. A 'Diogenes Redivivus': Diderot's Le Neveu De Rameau (̃1774) -- 1.3.3.4. Beyond Morality, Or Cynicism: Nietzsche's Nachlaß (1884-1889) -- 2. Ancient Cynicism -- 2.1. The 'Source Type' In D. Laertius' Lives And Opinions Of Eminent Philosophers -- 2.1.1. The Cynical Statement -- 2.1.2. The Cynical Stance -- 2.1.3. Working Description Of Cynicism -- 2.2. The Stoic Attempt At Incorporating Cynicism In Epictetus' Discourses -- 2.2.1. Stoicism As Presented By Epictetus -- 2.2.2. Epictetus' Version Of Cynicism -- 3. The Close Readings -- 3.1. Elegant Expediency: Machiavelli's Il Principe (̃1513) -- 3.1.1. The Prince's Present Reception -- 3.1.2. The Rhetoricization Of Il Principe -- 3.1.3. Contingency -- 3.1.4. The Cynical Statement -- 3.1.4.1. 'Virtú' -- 3.1.4.2. 'Ingannare' -- 3.1.4.3. 'Grandezza' And 'Gloria' -- 3.1.5. Imitation Superseded By Adaptation -- 3.1.5.1. The Prince As The New Proteus -- 3.1.5.2. 'Anthropological Constants' -- 3.1.6. Radical Affirmation And Autárkeia -- 3.2. Acute Concinnity: Gracián's Oráculo manual y arte de prudencia (1647) -- 3.2.1. The Oráculo Manual's (Neo-)Stoic Front -- 3.2.2. Adaptation - Breaking Ground For Cynicism -- 3.2.3. The Question Of A Cynical Stance -- 3.2.4. Cynical Statements And Aphorisms -- 3.2.4.1. 'Oneself, At The Other's Cost' -- 3.2.4.2. 'Manipulation Of Others' -- 3.2.4.3. 'Exploitation Of Others' -- 3.2.4.4. 'Negation Of The Other's Value And Values'
3.2.5. 'Ergo Decipiatur' -- 3.3. A 'Diogenes Redivivus': Diderot's Le Neveu De Rameau (̃1774 / 1805 / 1891) -- 3.3.1. The Cynical Utterance -- 3.3.2. The Cynical Stance -- 3.3.2.1. The Nephew And 'Diogenes' -- 3.3.2.2. Self-Interest As Recourse to Nature -- 3.3.2.3. Affirmation Of Self -- 3.3.2.4. Society's View Of The Cynic -- 3.3.3. Contingentia Futura And Eudaimonía -- 3.4. Beyond Morality, Or Cynicism: Nietzsche's Nachgelassene Fragmente (1884-1889) -- 3.4.1. Related And Discordant Stances - Skepticism - Nihilism -- 3.4.2. Contingentia Futura - Art As Affirmation - 'Am Leitfaden Des Leibes' -- 3.4.3. Cynical Thrusts - Description As Affront - The Role Of Polemics -- 3.4.3.1. First Thrust: Morality As Unnatural - A 'Recourse To Nature' -- 3.4.3.2. Second Thrust: Morality As Immoral -- 3.4.3.3. Third Thrust: Morality As Hypocrisy -- 3.4.3.4. Final Thrust: Endorsement Of 'Evil' -- 3.4.4. Overcoming Morality - Limits Of Cynicism -- 3.4.5. Diogenical Fashioning: Private Ethos And Cynical Stance -- 3.4.6. 'The Conclusion Of The Matter' -- 4. Morality's Contingency -- Scribal Abbreviations -- Bibliography -- Primary Literature -- Secondary Literature -- Index
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Link Print version: Mayfield, Daniel Scott Artful Immorality - Variants of Cynicism : Machiavelli, Gracián, Diderot, Nietzsche Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc.,c2015 9783110438482
Subject Machiavelli, Niccolò, -- 1469-1527.;Gracián y Morales, Baltasar, -- 1601-1658.;Diderot, Denis, -- 1713-1784.;Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, -- 1844-1900.;Cynicism
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