Based upon a colloquium held in October 2006, this book comprises fourteen essays concerning Nietzsche's concept, evaluation, and practice of philology. Jean-François Balaudé and Patrick Wotling's introduction gives an idea of the complicated relation between philology and philosophy in Nietzsche's oeuvre. They point out that, although philology and philosophy might be seen as two distinct professions, connected also to different phases in Nietzsche's life, the two are intimately related from the beginning and remain that way. The ultimate concern of the book, though, is Nietzsche's notion of philosophy: can his understanding and practice of it be understood in terms of philology, namely, as the continuation of this discipline by different means? Crucial in this regard is the conceptualization of both philology and philosophy as an “art of reading properly,” its philosophical object being no longer limited to antiquity but extended to “reality” itself. This analysis of philosophy might explain why...

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