Dionysian


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Dionysian

(in the philosophy of Nietzsche) of or relating to the set of creative qualities that encompasses spontaneity, irrationality, the rejection of discipline, etc.
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At first the music makes this island seem a little strange but, as the melodies go on, we realise that the island is connected to the male sacrifices of the ancient Dionysian rites.
Working as something like a vaccine, this Apolline housing presents the destructiveness of the Dionysian in a weakened form, so that increased resistance to it is possible while also recognizing its character and force.
Although shamanistic trance dance and entry into the spirit world could be explained as an expression of the Dionysian celebration of (or desire for) ecstasy and unity as opposed to the fragile individualism and rationalism of the Apollonian there are several objections to using Nietzsche in this way.
The story of Marsyas, as told in Callicles' fourth song, concerns the same struggle between Dionysian and Apollonian forces that Nietzsche would later explore in The Birth of Tragedy.
She considers utopian imagination as a critical space, from utopian crisis to dystopian response, utopian constructions of sexual difference, nurture and nature as social critique, utopias of the Dionysian, from pedagogical province to primitivist utopia, and utopias of postmodernity.
Nonetheless, there is some tine characterization, powerful speeches, and some powerful scenes of Dionysian excess, showing Ellison at his comic best.
My further request is that you embark on your journey of enlightenment with a blinding glass of dancing water served in one of our many fine, Dionysian temples.
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The last three essays move the discussion of Dionysius's reception into the 20th century by discussing the often conflicting exegeses underlying the articulation of Eastern Orthodox theology in the Western diaspora, and the divergent Dionysian retrievals proposed by Jacques Derrida on the one hand and Hans Urs von Balthasar and Jean-Luc Marion on the other.
This volume will be most useful for those who need a starting point for the study of a particular area of Dionysian reception.
Anna's role must be assessed in light of Nietzsche's reading of Greek tragedy as the merging of the Apollinian and the Dionysian strains in the Greek spirit.
The estranged pairembodied the twin strains of expressionism and rationalism, Dionysian and Apollonian, that still shape LA architecture.