Nietzsche on Ethics and Politics by Maudemarie Clark

Nietzsche on Ethics and Politics
  • Title : Nietzsche on Ethics and Politics
  • Author : Maudemarie Clark
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199371849
  • Pages : 311
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  • Language : English
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This volume brings together fourteen mostly previously published articles by the prominent Nietzsche scholar Maudemarie Clark. Thus, it will allow readers to see more easily how Clark's views fit together as a whole, exhibit important developments of her ideas, and highlight her distinctive voice in Nietzsche studies.


Nietzsche as Political Philosopher by Manuel Knoll,Barry Stocker

Nietzsche as Political Philosopher
  • Title : Nietzsche as Political Philosopher
  • Author : Manuel Knoll,Barry Stocker
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 3110359456
  • Pages : 488
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  • Language : English
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This collection establishes Nietzsche's importance as a political philosopher. It includes a substantial introduction and eighteen chapters by some of the most renowned Nietzsche scholars. The book examines Nietzsche's connections with political thought since Plato, major influences on him, his methodology, and his influence on subsequent thought. The book includes extensive coverage of the debate between radical aristocratic readings of Nietzsche, and more liberal or democratic readings. Close readings of Nietzsche's texts are combined with a contextualising approach to build up a complete picture of his place in political philosophy. Topics include the relevance of Bonapartism and classical liberalism, Nietzsche on Christianity, the cultural history of Germany, the Übermensch, ethics and politics in Nietzsche, and the controversial question of his political preferences and affinities. Nietzsche's political thought is compared with that of Humboldt, Weber and Foucault. The book is essential reading for anyone concerned with Nietzsche's thought, political philosophy, and the history of political ideas.


Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy by Maudemarie Clark

Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy
  • Title : Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy
  • Author : Maudemarie Clark
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521348508
  • Pages : 298
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  • Language : English
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An analytical account of the central topics of Nietzsche's epistemology and metaphysics, includes his views on truth and language, his perspectivism, and his doctrines of the will-to-power and the eternal recurrence.


The Soul of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil by Maudemarie Clark,David Dudrick

The Soul of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil
  • Title : The Soul of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil
  • Author : Maudemarie Clark,David Dudrick
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521790417
  • Pages : 282
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This book presents a provocative new interpretation of what is arguably Nietzsche's most important and most difficult work, Beyond Good and Evil.


Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History by Christian Emden

Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History
  • Title : Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History
  • Author : Christian Emden
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521880564
  • Pages : 386
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  • Language : English
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This book explores Friedrich Nietzsche's understanding of modern political culture and his position in the history of modern political thought. Surveying Nietzsche's entire intellectual career from his years as a student in Bonn and Leipzig during the 1860s to his genealogical project of the 1880s, Christian Emden contributes to a historically informed discussion of Nietzsche's response to the political predicaments of modernity, and sheds new light on the intellectual and political culture in Germany as the ideals of the Enlightenment gave way to the demands of the modern nation state. This is a distinguished addition to the series of Ideas in Context, and a major reassessment of a philosopher and aphorist whose stature among post-enlightenment European thinkers is now almost unrivalled.


Nietzsche's Great Politics by Hugo Drochon

Nietzsche's Great Politics
  • Title : Nietzsche's Great Politics
  • Author : Hugo Drochon
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691180695
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Nietzsche's impact on the world of culture, philosophy, and the arts is uncontested, but his political thought remains mired in controversy. By placing Nietzsche back in his late-nineteenth-century German context, Nietzsche's Great Politics moves away from the disputes surrounding Nietzsche's appropriation by the Nazis and challenges the use of the philosopher in postmodern democratic thought. Rather than starting with contemporary democratic theory or continental philosophy, Hugo Drochon argues that Nietzsche's political ideas must first be understood in light of Bismarck's policies, in particular his "Great Politics," which transformed the international politics of the late nineteenth century. Nietzsche's Great Politics shows how Nietzsche made Bismarck's notion his own, enabling him to offer a vision of a unified European political order that was to serve as a counterbalance to both Britain and Russia. This order was to be led by a "good European" cultural elite whose goal would be to encourage the rebirth of Greek high culture. In relocating Nietzsche's politics to their own time, the book offers not only a novel reading of the philosopher but also a more accurate picture of why his political thought remains so relevant today.


Nietzsche and Political Thought by Mark Warren

Nietzsche and Political Thought
  • Title : Nietzsche and Political Thought
  • Author : Mark Warren
  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780262730945
  • Pages : 327
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  • Language : English
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Nietzsche and Political Thought reclaims the political implications of Friedrich Nietzche's work.


Nietzsche: 'On the Genealogy of Morality' and Other Writings Student Edition by Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche: 'On the Genealogy of Morality' and Other Writings Student Edition
  • Title : Nietzsche: 'On the Genealogy of Morality' and Other Writings Student Edition
  • Author : Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781139461214
  • Pages : N.A
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Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most influential thinkers of the past 150 years and On the Genealogy of Morality (1887) is his most important work on ethics and politics. A polemical contribution to moral and political theory, it offers a critique of moral values and traces the historical evolution of concepts such as guilt, conscience, responsibility, law and justice. This is a revised and updated 2006 edition of one of the most successful volumes to appear in Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought. Keith Ansell-Pearson modified his introduction to Nietzsche's classic text, and Carol Diethe incorporated a number of changes to the translation itself, reflecting the considerable advances in our understanding of Nietzsche. In this guise the Cambridge Texts edition of Nietzsche's Genealogy should continue to enjoy widespread adoption, at both undergraduate and graduate level.


The Philosophy of Nietzsche by Rex Welson

The Philosophy of Nietzsche
  • Title : The Philosophy of Nietzsche
  • Author : Rex Welson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317489144
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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This important new introduction to Nietzsche's philosophical work provides readers with an excellent framework for understanding the central concerns of his philosophical and cultural writings. It shows how Nietzsche's ideas have had a profound influence on European philosophy and why, in recent years, Nietzsche scholarship has become the battleground for debates between the analytic and continental traditions over philosophical method. The book is divided into three parts. In the first part, the author discusses morality, religion and nihilism to show why Nietzsche rejects certain components of the Western philosophical and religious traditions as well as the implications of this rejection. In the second part, the author explores Nietzsche's ambivalent and sophisticated reflections on some of philosophy's biggest questions. These include his criticisms of metaphysics, his analysis of truth and knowledge, and his reflections on the self and consciousness. In the final section, Welshon discusses some of the ways in which Nietzsche transcends, or is thought to transcend, the Western philosophical tradition, with chapters on the will to power, politics, and the flourishing life.


Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy by Jonathan Wolff,G. A. Cohen

Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy
  • Title : Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy
  • Author : Jonathan Wolff,G. A. Cohen
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691149003
  • Pages : 376
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G. A. Cohen was one of the leading political philosophers of recent times. He first came to wide attention in 1978 with the prize-winning book Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence. In subsequent decades his published writings largely turned away from the history of philosophy, focusing instead on equality, freedom, and justice. However, throughout his career he regularly lectured on a wide range of moral and political philosophers of the past. This volume collects these previously unpublished lectures. Starting with a chapter centered on Plato, but also discussing the pre-Socratics as well as Aristotle, the book moves to social contract theory as discussed by Hobbes, Locke, and Hume, and then continues with chapters on Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche. The book also contains some previously published but uncollected papers on Marx, Hobbes, and Kant, among other figures. The collection concludes with a memoir of Cohen written by the volume editor, Jonathan Wolff, who was a student of Cohen's. A hallmark of the lectures is Cohen's engagement with the thinkers he discusses. Rather than simply trying to render their thought accessible to the modern reader, he tests whether their arguments and positions are clear, sound, and free from contradiction. Throughout, he homes in on central issues and provides fresh approaches to the philosophers he examines. Ultimately, these lectures teach us not only about some of the great thinkers in the history of moral and political philosophy, but also about one of the great thinkers of our time: Cohen himself.


Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy by Vanessa Lemm

Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy
  • Title : Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy
  • Author : Vanessa Lemm
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • ISBN Code : 0823230279
  • Pages : 244
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This book explores the significance of human animality in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and provides the first systematic treatment of the animal theme in Nietzsche's corpus as a whole Lemm argues that the animal is neither a random theme nor a metaphorical device in Nietzsche's thought. Instead, it stands at the center of his renewal of the practice and meaning of philosophy itself. Lemm provides an original contribution to on-going debates on the essence of humanism and its future. At the center of this new interpretation stands Nietzsche's thesis that animal life and its potential for truth, history, and morality depends on a continuous antagonism between forgetfulness (animality) and memory (humanity). This relationship accounts for the emergence of humanity out of animality as a function of the antagonism between civilization and culture. By taking the antagonism of culture and civilization to be fundamental for Nietzsche's conception of humanity and its becoming, Lemm gives a new entry point into the political significance of Nietzsche's thought. The opposition between civilization and culture allows for the possibility that politics is more than a set of civilizational techniques that seek to manipulate, dominate, and exclude the animality of the human animal. By seeing the deep-seated connections of politics with culture, Nietzsche orients politics beyond the domination over life and, instead, offers the animality of the human being a positive, creative role in the organization of life. Lemm's book presents Nietzsche as the thinker of an emancipatory and affirmative biopolitics. This book will appeal not only to readers interested in Nietzsche, but also to anyone interested in the theme of the animal in philosophy, literature, cultural studies and the arts, as well as those interested in the relation between biological life and politics.


Nietzsche by Peter Berkowitz

Nietzsche
  • Title : Nietzsche
  • Author : Peter Berkowitz
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 313
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Discovering a deep unity in Nietzsche's work by exploring the structure and argumentative movement of a wide range of his books, Berkowitz shows that Nietzsche is a moral and political philosopher in the Socratic sense whose governing question is, "What is the best life?".


On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Ethics and Politics by Charles E. Scott

On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Ethics and Politics
  • Title : On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Ethics and Politics
  • Author : Charles E. Scott
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780253114426
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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"... remarkable account of the impact of postmodern philosophy on the question of ethics and politics... commendable also for its balanced view of Heidegger's relationship to politics and ethics.... an excellent account of Heidegger's philosophical understanding of technology..." -- Choice This book takes as its point of departure the question of ethics: that values and their pursuit in the West often perpetuate their own worst enemies. At issue are the dangers in the structures and movements of images, values, and ways of knowing that are most intimately a part of our lives.


The Nietzschean Self by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Paul Katsafanas,Paul Katsafanas

The Nietzschean Self
  • Title : The Nietzschean Self
  • Author : Assistant Professor of Philosophy Paul Katsafanas,Paul Katsafanas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198737106
  • Pages : 304
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Nietzsche's works are replete with discussions of moral psychology, but to date there has been no systematic analysis of his account. How does Nietzsche understand human motivation, deliberation, agency, and selfhood? How does his account of the unconscious inform these topics? What is Nietzsche's conception of freedom, and how do we become free? Should freedom be a goal for all of us? How does--and how should--the individual relate to his social context? The Nietzschean Self offers a clear, comprehensive analysis of these central topics in Nietzsche's moral psychology. It analyzes his distinction between conscious and unconscious mental events, explains the nature of a type of motivational state that Nietzsche calls the 'drive', and examines the connection between drives, desires, affects, and values. It explores Nietzsche's account of willing unity of the self, freedom, and the relation of the self to its social and historical context. The Nietzschean Self argues that Nietzsche's account enjoys a number of advantages over the currently dominant models of moral psychology--especially those indebted to the work of Aristotle, Hume, and Kant--and considers the ways in which Nietzsche's arguments can reconfigure and improve upon debates in the contemporary literature on moral psychology and philosophy of action.


Nietzsche, Politics and Modernity by David Owen

Nietzsche, Politics and Modernity
  • Title : Nietzsche, Politics and Modernity
  • Author : David Owen
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications Limited
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 180
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  • Language : English
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Written in a clear and engaging style, this text demonstrates Nietzsche's significance as a philosopher and as a political theorist by highlighting his critique of liberalism (in both its philosophical and political forms) and by elaborating the form of ethical and political understanding which his philosophy discloses. In describing Nietzsche's diagnosis of the modern condition, this book explains the central aspects of his thought including the will to power, the Overman and amor fati. David Owen traces the relevance of Nietzsche's philosophy to current debates in political theory and engages with key figures such as MacIntyre, Taylor, Rorty and Rawls. Owen argues that the liberalism of the latter two can be seen a


Nietzsche: On morality by Daniel W. Conway,Peter S. Groff

Nietzsche: On morality
  • Title : Nietzsche: On morality
  • Author : Daniel W. Conway,Peter S. Groff
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 9780415135641
  • Pages : 348
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  • Language : English
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Infinite Autonomy by Jeffrey Church

Infinite Autonomy
  • Title : Infinite Autonomy
  • Author : Jeffrey Church
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • ISBN Code : 0271050764
  • Pages : 296
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G. W. F. Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche are often considered the philosophical antipodes of the nineteenth century. In Infinite Autonomy, Jeffrey Church draws on the thinking of both Hegel and Nietzsche to assess the modern Western defense of individuality&—to consider whether we were right to reject the ancient model of community above the individual. The theoretical and practical implications of this project are important, because the proper defense of the individual allows for the survival of modern liberal institutions in the face of non-Western critics who value communal goals at the expense of individual rights. By drawing from Hegelian and Nietzschean ideas of autonomy, Church finds a third way for the individual&—what he calls the &“historical individual,&” which goes beyond the disagreements of the ancients and the moderns while nonetheless incorporating their distinctive contributions.


The Body in Spinoza and Nietzsche by Razvan Ioan

The Body in Spinoza and Nietzsche
  • Title : The Body in Spinoza and Nietzsche
  • Author : Razvan Ioan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030209873
  • Pages : 251
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This engaging volume sheds light on the central role the turn to the body plays in the philosophies of Spinoza and Nietzsche, providing an ideal starting point for understanding their work. Ioan explores their critiques of traditional morality, as well as their accounts of ethics, freedom and politics, arguing that we can best compare their respective philosophical physiologies, and their broader philosophical positions, through their shared interest in the notion of power. In spite of significant differences, Ioan shows the ways in which the two thinkers share remarkable similarities, delving into their emphatic appeal to the body as the key to solving fundamental philosophical problems, both theoretical and practical.


Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality by Richard Schacht

Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality
  • Title : Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality
  • Author : Richard Schacht
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780520083189
  • Pages : 479
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Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals has become a prominent text of recent Western philosophy. An influence on psychoanalysis, antihistoricism, and poststructuralism and an abiding challenge to ethical theory, the philosopher's book addressed many of the major philosophical problems and possibilities of modernity. In this collection of essays focusing on Nietzsche's book, twenty-five philosophers offer discussions of the book's central themes and concepts. They explore such notions as ressentiment, asceticism, "slave" and "master" moralities, and what Nietzsche calls "genealogy" and its relation to other forms of inquiry in his work.


Philosophy and Real Politics by Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge Raymond Geuss,Raymond Geuss

Philosophy and Real Politics
  • Title : Philosophy and Real Politics
  • Author : Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge Raymond Geuss,Raymond Geuss
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780691137889
  • Pages : 116
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  • Language : English
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Many contemporary political thinkers are gripped by the belief that their task is to develop an ideal theory of rights or justice for guiding and judging political actions. This book argues that philosophers should first try to understand why real political actors behave as they actually do.


Nietzsche, Power and Politics by Herman Siemens,Vasti Roodt

Nietzsche, Power and Politics
  • Title : Nietzsche, Power and Politics
  • Author : Herman Siemens,Vasti Roodt
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN Code : 3110217333
  • Pages : 700
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  • Language : English
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Nietzsche’s legacy for political thought is a highly contested area of research today. With papers representing a broad range of positions, this collection takes stock of the central controversies (Nietzsche as political / anti-political thinker? Nietzsche and / contra democracy? Arendt and / contra Nietzsche?), as well as new research on key concepts (power, the agon, aristocracy, friendship i.a.), on historical, contemporary and futural aspects of Nietzsche’s political thought. International contributors include well-known names (Conway, Ansell-Pearson, Hatab, Taureck, Patton, Connolly, Villa, van Tongeren) and young emerging scholars from various disciplines.


The Nietzschean Mind by Taylor & Francis Group

The Nietzschean Mind
  • Title : The Nietzschean Mind
  • Author : Taylor & Francis Group
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 9780367735227
  • Pages : 476
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  • Language : English
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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century. His work continues to have a significant influence on philosophy, cultural criticism and modern intellectual history. The Nietzschean Mind seeks to provide a comprehensive survey of his work, not only placing it in its historical context but also exploring its contemporary significance. Comprising twenty-eight chapters by a team of international contributors, the volume is divided into seven parts: - Major works - Philosophical psychology and agency - The self - Value - Culture, society and politics - Metaphysics and epistemology - The affirmation of life This handbook includes coverage of all major aspects of Nietzsche's thought, including his discussions of value, culture, society, the self, agency, action, philosophical psychology, epistemology and metaphysics; explorations of the philosophical and scientific influences upon Nietzsche's thought; and discussion of Nietzsche's major works. Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, Nietzsche's work is central to ethics, moral psychology and political philosophy.


After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre

After Virtue
  • Title : After Virtue
  • Author : Alasdair MacIntyre
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1623569818
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Highly controversial when it was first published in 1981, Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue has since established itself as a landmark work in contemporary moral philosophy. In this book, MacIntyre sought to address a crisis in moral language that he traced back to a European Enlightenment that had made the formulation of moral principles increasingly difficult. In the search for a way out of this impasse, MacIntyre returns to an earlier strand of ethical thinking, that of Aristotle, who emphasised the importance of 'virtue' to the ethical life. More than thirty years after its original publication, After Virtue remains a work that is impossible to ignore for anyone interested in our understanding of ethics and morality today.


Nihilism & Emancipation by Gianni Vattimo

Nihilism & Emancipation
  • Title : Nihilism & Emancipation
  • Author : Gianni Vattimo
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780231130837
  • Pages : 197
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  • Language : English
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A daring marriage of philosophy and practical politics, Gianni Vattimo takes on some of the most pressing questions of our time: Is it still possible to talk of moral imperatives, individual rights, or political freedom? Are these values still relevant in today's world? Vattimo argues that nihilism is not the absence of meaning but the recognition of a plurality of meanings; it is not the end of civilization but the beginning of new social paradigms. Nihilism is an ethical doctrine in which there are no moral absolutes or infallible natural laws. "Truth" is inescapably subjective, and, because the conditions for equality and liberty are not "naturally" given, society must create these ideals or it will inevitably fall prey to irrationality, prejudice, and oppression. Featuring fourteen of Vattimo's most influential essays on ethics, politics, and law, this collection is a provocative reevaluation of meaning, values, and the idea of freedom in Western culture.


Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History by Christian Emden

Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History
  • Title : Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History
  • Author : Christian Emden
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521880564
  • Pages : 386
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  • Language : English
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This book explores Friedrich Nietzsche's understanding of modern political culture and his position in the history of modern political thought. Surveying Nietzsche's entire intellectual career from his years as a student in Bonn and Leipzig during the 1860s to his genealogical project of the 1880s, Christian Emden contributes to a historically informed discussion of Nietzsche's response to the political predicaments of modernity, and sheds new light on the intellectual and political culture in Germany as the ideals of the Enlightenment gave way to the demands of the modern nation state. This is a distinguished addition to the series of Ideas in Context, and a major reassessment of a philosopher and aphorist whose stature among post-enlightenment European thinkers is now almost unrivalled.


Nietzsche's Philosophy of Religion by Julian Young

Nietzsche's Philosophy of Religion
  • Title : Nietzsche's Philosophy of Religion
  • Author : Julian Young
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107320879
  • Pages : N.A
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In his first book, The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche observes that Greek tragedy gathered people together as a community in the sight of their gods, and argues that modernity can be rescued from 'nihilism' only through the revival of such a festival. This is commonly thought to be a view which did not survive the termination of Nietzsche's early Wagnerianism, but Julian Young argues, on the basis of an examination of all of Nietzsche's published works, that his religious communitarianism in fact persists through all his writings. What follows, it is argued, is that the mature Nietzsche is neither an 'atheist', an 'individualist', nor an 'immoralist': he is a German philosopher belonging to a German tradition of conservative communitarianism - though to claim him as a proto-Nazi is radically mistaken. This important reassessment will be of interest to all Nietzsche scholars and to a wide range of readers in German philosophy.


Nietzsche's 'On the Genealogy of Morality' by Lawrence J. Hatab

Nietzsche's 'On the Genealogy of Morality'
  • Title : Nietzsche's 'On the Genealogy of Morality'
  • Author : Lawrence J. Hatab
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139474332
  • Pages : N.A
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Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morality (1887) is a forceful, perplexing, important book, radical in its own time and profoundly influential ever since. This introductory textbook offers a comprehensive, close reading of the entire work, with a section-by-section analysis that also aims to show how the Genealogy holds together as an integrated whole. The Genealogy is helpfully situated within Nietzsche's wider philosophy, and occasional interludes examine supplementary topics that further enhance the reader's understanding of the text. Two chapters examine how the Genealogy relates to standard questions in moral and political philosophy. Written in a clear, accessible style, this book will appeal to students at every level coming to read the Genealogy for the first time, and a wider range of readers will also benefit from nuanced interpretations of controversial elements in Nietzsche's work.


Outside Ethics by Raymond Geuss

Outside Ethics
  • Title : Outside Ethics
  • Author : Raymond Geuss
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781400826933
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Outside Ethics brings together some of the most important and provocative works by one of the most creative philosophers writing today. Seeking to expand the scope of contemporary moral and political philosophy, Raymond Geuss here presents essays bound by a shared skepticism about a particular way of thinking about what is important in human life--a way of thinking that, in his view, is characteristic of contemporary Western societies and isolates three broad categories of things as important: subjective individual preferences, knowledge, and restrictions on actions that affect other people (restrictions often construed as ahistorical laws). He sets these categories in a wider context and explores various human phenomena--including poetry, art, religion, and certain kinds of history and social criticism--that do not fit easily into these categories. As its title suggests, this book seeks a place outside conventional ethics. Following a brief introduction, Geuss sets out his main concerns with a focus on ethics and politics. He then expands these themes by discussing freedom, virtue, the good life, and happiness. Next he examines Theodor Adorno's views on the relation between suffering and knowledge, the nature of religion, and the role of history in giving us critical distances from existing identities. From here he moves to aesthetic concerns. The volume closes by looking at what it is for a human life to have "gaps"--to be incomplete, radically unsatisfactory, or a failure.


Levinas between Ethics and Politics by B.G. Bergo

Levinas between Ethics and Politics
  • Title : Levinas between Ethics and Politics
  • Author : B.G. Bergo
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9780792356943
  • Pages : 310
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  • Language : English
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The act of thought-thought as an act-would precede the thought thinking or becoming conscious of an act. The notion of act involves a violence essentially: the violence of transitivity, lacking in the transcendence of thought. . . Totality and Infinity The work of Emmanuel Levinas revolves around two preoccupations. First, his philosophical project can be described as the construction of a formal ethics, grounded upon the transcendence of the other human being and a subject's spontaneous responsibility toward that other. Second, Levinas has written extensively on, and as a member of, the cultural and textual life of Judaism. These two concerns are intertwined. Their relation, however, is one of considerable complexity. Levinas' philosophical project stems directly from his situation as a Jewish thinker in the twentieth century and takes its particular form from his study of the Torah and the Talmud. It is, indeed, a hermeneutics of biblical experience. If inspired by Judaism, Levinas' ethics are not eo ipso confessional. What his ethics takes from Judaism, rather, is a particular way of conceiving transcendence and the other human being. It owes to the philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber a logos of the world and of the holy, which acknowledges their incom mensurability without positing one as fallen and the other as supernal.


Hegel on Ethics and Politics by Robert B. Pippin,Otfried Höffe

Hegel on Ethics and Politics
  • Title : Hegel on Ethics and Politics
  • Author : Robert B. Pippin,Otfried Höffe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781139449656
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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This series makes available in English some important work by German philosophers on major figures in the German philosophical tradition. The volumes will provide critical perspectives on philosophers of great significance to the Anglo-American philosophical community, perspectives that have been largely ignored except by a handful of writers on German philosophy. The dissemination of this work will be of enormous value to Anglophone students and scholars of the history of German philosophy. This collection brings together in translation the finest post-war German language scholarship on Hegel's social and political philosophy, concentrating on the Elements of the Philosophy of Right. Many of the essays appear in English here for the first time; all are translated anew.


Nietzsche's Political Skepticism by Tamsin Shaw

Nietzsche's Political Skepticism
  • Title : Nietzsche's Political Skepticism
  • Author : Tamsin Shaw
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780691146539
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Political theorists have long been frustrated by Nietzsche's work. Although he develops profound critiques of morality, culture, and religion, it is very difficult to spell out the precise political implications of his insights. He himself never did so in any systematic way. In this book, Tamsin Shaw claims that there is a reason for this: Nietzsche's insights entail a distinctive form of political skepticism. Shaw argues that the modern political predicament, for Nietzsche, is shaped by two important historical phenomena. The first is secularization, or the erosion of religious belief, and the fragmentation of moral life that it entails. The second is the unparalleled ideological power of the modern state. The promotion of Nietzsche's own values, Shaw insists, requires resistance to state ideology. But Nietzsche cannot envisage how these values might themselves provide a stable basis for political authority; this is because secular societies, lacking recognized normative expertise, also lack a reliable mechanism for making moral insight politically effective. In grappling with this predicament, Shaw claims, Nietzsche raises profound questions about political legitimacy and political authority in the modern world.


Nietzsche and the Political by Daniel Conway

Nietzsche and the Political
  • Title : Nietzsche and the Political
  • Author : Daniel Conway
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134855443
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this study Daniel Conway shows how Nietzsche's political thinking bears a closer resemblance to the conservative republicanism of his predecessors than to the progressive liberalism of his contemporaries. The key contemporary figures such as Habermas, Foucault, McIntyre, Rorty and Rawls are also examined in the light of Nietzsche's political legacy. Nietzsche and the Political also draws out important implications for contemporary liberalism and feminist thought, above all showing Nietzsche's continuing relevance to the shape of political thinking today.


Nietzsche's Dawn by Keith Ansell-Pearson,Rebecca Bamford

Nietzsche's Dawn
  • Title : Nietzsche's Dawn
  • Author : Keith Ansell-Pearson,Rebecca Bamford
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119693667
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The first focused study of Nietzsche's Dawn, offering a close reading of the text by two of the leading scholars on the philosophy of Nietzsche Published in 1881, Dawn: Thoughts on the Presumptions of Morality represents a significant moment in the development of Nietzsche’s philosophy and his break with German philosophic thought. Though groundbreaking in many ways, Dawn remains the least studied of Nietzsche's work. In Nietzsche's Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge, authors Keith Ansell-Pearson and Rebecca Bamford present a thorough treatment of the second of Nietzsche’s so-called “free spirit” trilogy. This unique book explores Nietzsche’s philosophy at the time of Dawn's writing and discusses the modern relevance of themes such as fear, superstition, terror, and moral and religious fanaticism. The authors highlight Dawn's links with key areas of philosophical inquiry, such as "the art of living well," skepticism, and naturalism. The book begins by introducing Dawn and discussing how to read Nietzsche, his literary and philosophical influences, his relation to German philosophy, and his efforts to advance his "free spirit" philosophy. Subsequent discussions address a wide range of topics relevant to Dawn, including presumptions of customary morality, hatred of the self, free-minded thinking, and embracing science and the passion of knowledge. Providing a lively and imaginative engagement with Nietzsche's text, this book: Highlights the importance of an often-neglected text from Nietzsche's middle writings Examines Nietzsche's campaign against customary morality Discusses Nietzsche's responsiveness to key Enlightenment ideas Offers insights on Nietzsche's philosophical practice and influences Contextualizes a long-overlooked work by Nietzsche within the philosopher's life of writing Like no other book on the subject, Nietzsche's Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge is a must-read for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, instructors, and scholars in philosophy, as well as general readers with interest in Nietzsche, particularly his middle writings.


Spinoza's Book of Life by Steven B. Smith

Spinoza's Book of Life
  • Title : Spinoza's Book of Life
  • Author : Steven B. Smith
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300128495
  • Pages : 257
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Offering a new reading of Spinoza's masterpiece, Smith asserts that the 'Ethics' is a celebration of human freedom and its attendant joys and responsibilities and should be placed among the great founding documents of the Enlightenment.


Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals by Christa Davis Acampora

Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals
  • Title : Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals
  • Author : Christa Davis Acampora
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 9780742542631
  • Pages : 337
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Includes essays that were commissioned for the volume, this collection showcases definitive works that have shaped Nietzsche studies alongside new works of interest to students and experts alike. Suitable for the classroom and advanced research, it provides an introduction, annotated bibliography, and index.


Nietzsche and the Political by Daniel Conway

Nietzsche and the Political
  • Title : Nietzsche and the Political
  • Author : Daniel Conway
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134855443
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

In this study Daniel Conway shows how Nietzsche's political thinking bears a closer resemblance to the conservative republicanism of his predecessors than to the progressive liberalism of his contemporaries. The key contemporary figures such as Habermas, Foucault, McIntyre, Rorty and Rawls are also examined in the light of Nietzsche's political legacy. Nietzsche and the Political also draws out important implications for contemporary liberalism and feminist thought, above all showing Nietzsche's continuing relevance to the shape of political thinking today.


Nietzsche and Epicurus by Vinod Acharya,Ryan J. Johnson

Nietzsche and Epicurus
  • Title : Nietzsche and Epicurus
  • Author : Vinod Acharya,Ryan J. Johnson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350086320
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This volume explores Nietzsche's decisive encounter with the ancient philosopher, Epicurus. The collected essays examine many previously unexplored and underappreciated convergences, and investigate how essential Epicurus was to Nietzsche's philosophical project through two interrelated overarching themes: nature and ethics. Uncovering the nature of Nietzsche's reception of, relation to, and movement beyond Epicurus, contributors provide insights into the relationship between suffering, health and philosophy in both thinkers; Nietzsche's stylistic analysis of Epicurus; the ethics of self-cultivation in Nietzsche's Epicureanism; practices of eating and thinking in Nietzsche and Epicurus; the temporality of Epicurean pleasure; the practice of the gay science, and Epicureanism and politics. The essays also provide creative comparisons with the Stoics, Hobbes, Mill, Guyau, Buddhism, and more. Nietzsche and Epicurus offers original and illuminating perspectives on Nietzsche's relation to the Hellenistic thinker, in whom Nietzsche saw the embodiment of the practice of philosophy as an art of existing.


Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy by Antoine Panaïoti

Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy
  • Title : Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy
  • Author : Antoine Panaïoti
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107031621
  • Pages : 244
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  • Language : English
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An exploration of the complex and interesting relations between Nietzsche's philosophical thought and the Buddhist philosophy which he admired and opposed. The volume will appeal to students and scholars interested in Nietzsche's philosophy, Buddhist thought and in the metaphysical, existential and ethical issues that emerge with the demise of theism.


International Relations Theory and Philosophy by Cerwyn Moore,Chris Farrands

International Relations Theory and Philosophy
  • Title : International Relations Theory and Philosophy
  • Author : Cerwyn Moore,Chris Farrands
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135233608
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book discusses the contribution of philosophers and thinkers whose ideas have recently begun to permeate international relations theory. It provides an introduction to the contemporary debates regarding theories and methodologies used to study international relations, particularly the relationships between interpretive accounts of social action, European philosophical traditions, hermeneutics and the discipline of international relations. The authors provides a platform for dialogue between theorists and researchers engaged in a more specific area studies, geo-political studies, political theory and historical accounts of international politics. The volume analyzes a variety of theoretical and explores the work of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gramsci, Wittgenstein, Gadamer, Levinas, Bakhtin, Patocka, Derridean, Deleuze and Susan Sontag. Making an important contribution to discussions about how to study the complexities of world politics, this book will be of interest to students and researchers of international relations, politics, sociology, philosophy and political theory.


The Philosophy of Play by Emily Ryall,Wendy Russell,Malcolm MacLean

The Philosophy of Play
  • Title : The Philosophy of Play
  • Author : Emily Ryall,Wendy Russell,Malcolm MacLean
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136269916
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Play is a vital component of the social life and well-being of both children and adults. This book examines the concept of play and considers a variety of the related philosophical issues. It also includes meta-analyses from a range of philosophers and theorists, as well as an exploration of some key applied ethical considerations. The main objective of The Philosophy of Play is to provide a richer understanding of the concept and nature of play and its relation to human life and values, and to build disciplinary and paradigmatic bridges between scholars of philosophy and scholars of play. Including specific chapters dedicated to children and play, and exploring the work of key thinkers such as Plato, Sartre, Wittgenstein, Gadamer, Deleuze and Nietzsche, this book is invaluable reading for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner with an interest in education, playwork, leisure studies, applied ethics or the philosophy of sport.