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Nietzsche's Teacher: The Invisible Rhetor
Rhetoric Review (2013)
  • Dr. Drew Kopp, Rowan University
Due to its favorable reception circa 1970, the essay “Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” has solidified Nietzsche's monumental status within the field of rhetoric and writing studies, allowing those inheriting this perspective to put the essay to use without attending to its intertextual background. This article argues that examining the intertextual reception of Nietzsche's essay will not only disclose an invisible, and hence unacknowledged rhetor—Arthur Schopenhauer—hiding in the shadows of Nietzsche's fragmentary essay; doing so will also reveal to what degree this monument's preservation requires its background to remain forgotten.
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Drew Kopp. "Nietzsche's Teacher: The Invisible Rhetor" Rhetoric Review Vol. 32 Iss. 4 (2013) p. 437 - 454
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