Portland State University. Department of History
Date of Publication
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) -- Views on femininity (philosophy), Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) -- Criticism and interpretation
1 online resource (121 p.)
This thesis reconsiders the generally held view that Friedrich Nietzsche's works are misogynist. In doing so it provides an interpretation of Nietzsche's texts with respect to the metaphor "woman," sets this interpretation into an historical context of Nietzsche reception and follows the extension of Nietzsche's metaphor "woman" into French feminist theory. It provides an interpretation that shows that a misogynist reading of Nietzsche is in error because such a reading fails to consider the multiple perspectives that operate in Nietzsche's texts.
Merrow, Kathleen, "Nietzsche's "woman" : a metaphor without brakes" (1990). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4099.