Pride and sexual friendship: The battle of the sexes in Nietzsche's post-democratic world.

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This dissertation addresses an ignored [partly for its controversial nature] aspect of Nietzschean philosophy: that of the role of modern woman in the creation of a future horizon. Details of the effects of the Enlightenment, Christianity and democracy upon society are discussed, as well as effects on the individual, particularly woman. After this forward look at the changes anticipated by Nietzsche, the traditional roles of woman as the eternal feminine, wife and mother are debated. An argument for the necessity of a continuation of the battle of the sexes, and the struggle among men and women in a context of ... continued below

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Yancy, Lisa Fleck Uhlir August 2008.

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This dissertation addresses an ignored [partly for its controversial nature] aspect of Nietzschean philosophy: that of the role of modern woman in the creation of a future horizon. Details of the effects of the Enlightenment, Christianity and democracy upon society are discussed, as well as effects on the individual, particularly woman. After this forward look at the changes anticipated by Nietzsche, the traditional roles of woman as the eternal feminine, wife and mother are debated. An argument for the necessity of a continuation of the battle of the sexes, and the struggle among men and women in a context of sexual love and friendship is given. This mutual affirmation must occur through the motivation of pride and not vanity. In conclusion, I argue that one possible avenue for change is a Nietzschean call for a modern revaluation of values by noble woman in conjugation with her warrior scholar to bring about the elevation of mankind.

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Yancy, Lisa Fleck Uhlir. Pride and sexual friendship: The battle of the sexes in Nietzsche's post-democratic world., dissertation, August 2008; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9009/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .