‘Deep Yellow and Hot Red’

Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Space

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Keywords:

Nietzsche, nature, jungle, desert, eternity

Abstract

This essay aims to illuminate Nietzsche’s geographical method. By following Nietzsche’s allusions to natural landscapes and illustrating their engagement with time, the following work will attempt to demonstrate the tragic nature of space and time on the one hand and the peculiar entanglement of time and space on the other. Discussing Nietzsche’s references to desert and jungle landscapes, in particular, I wish to shed light on Nietzsche’s engagement with critical spacetime. While desert landscapes embody recollection and redemption for him, the jungle and the tropics come forward as the loci of renunciation and repetition. Ultimately, the sighting of the great noon and the rebirth of tragedy can be conceived as the necessary unity of both parties and mark the culmination of critical spacetime.

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28-12-2022

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Isik, M. (2022). ‘Deep Yellow and Hot Red’: Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Space. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 18(2), 150–174. Retrieved from https://www.cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/1055