In The New Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 351-373 (2019)

Tom Stern
University College London
This chapter looks at Nietzsche's notion of the affirmation of life. It begins with the origins of the concept in Schopenhauer and in the Schopenhauerian philosophy known to Nietzsche. It then examines affirmation in three phases of Nietzsche's writing: early, middle and late. It relates affirmation to other key Nietzschean concepts like the Apollonian and the Dionysian, eternal recurrence, amor fati and will to power.
Keywords Nietzsche  Affirmation and Denial of Life  Schopenhauer  Hartmann  Eternal Recurrence
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