De betekenis van Wolfgang Müller-Lauters Nietzsche-interpretatie

Translated title of the contribution: The significance of Wolfgang Müller-Lauter's Nietzsche interpretation

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Wolfgang Müller-Lauter, the author of one of the most important Nietzsche books, if not the most important one of the last four decades, died on the 9th August, 2001. His book Nietzsche. Seine Philosophie der Gegensätze und die Gegensätze seiner Philosophie (1971) and his many articles have been of decisive significance for international Nietzsche research. In his last two years, these articles were brought together by him in three volumes called Nietzsche-Interpretationen. On the basis of a critical review of these three collections, this study explicates the constant motif of his Nietzsche interpretation. That motif is characterized by: the attention to strife and multiplicity in Nietzsche's philosophy, and (connected with that) the criticism of Heidegger's Nietzsche interpretation; as well as the attention given to Nietzsche's interest in (natural) science and its influence on his (naturalistic) thinking. His careful reading of Nietzsche's texts, a fourth characteristic, has enabled Müller-Lauter to disclose the peculiar, polysemic character of Nietzsche's thinking.

Translated title of the contributionThe significance of Wolfgang Müller-Lauter's Nietzsche interpretation
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)743-764
Number of pages22
JournalTijdschrift voor filosofie (België)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Heidegger
  • Metaphysics
  • Müller-Lauter
  • Nietzsche
  • Will to Power


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