How serendipitous that today—the first day of obsessive blogging on my new blog that will talk a good deal about baseball and philosophy—the Mets’ broadcasters have called attention to the fact that Brad Ausmus’s dad has written a book purporting to be a Schopenhauerian critique of Nietzsche’s thought. That’s at least what I have inferred the book is about. I’m not sure though, having not read it. A Schopenhauerian Critique of Nietzsche’s Thought: Toward a Restoration of Metaphysics (Studies in the History of Philosophy)
The write up linked to here is interesting but I’m skeptical of the implied take on Nietzsche. Maybe I’ll track this down as it does relate to the dissertation to see books that treat Nietzsche’s relationship to religion and his place in the development of Western religious themes. Others have made this case either in published form or in conversation with me, that Nietzsche is only a variation on a religious thinker, rather than a true subverter of religious thought.
A theme worth exploring.