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"Sickness and Convalescence in Nietzsche's The Gay Science"

Focusing specifically on The Gay Science (1882/1887), this lecture treats the conceptual binary sickness/convalescence in the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), revealing that convalescence comes to represent not just an unfortunate transitional moment for Nietzsche, but a profound and positive experience of the human condition out of which we can begin to think and live with a healthy openness toward, and even embrace of, the future as a region of profound unanticipatability.