How Nietzsche Can Save the World

How Nietzsche Can Save the World

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Nietzsche Today presents this major philosopher as a thinker with important things to say about topics that are at the centre of contemporary political dialogue. Gary Shapiro argues that Nietzsche's ideas can sharpen our thinking on the state of the contemporary world and contribute to today's most topical and heated debates.
Nietzsche saw contemporary developments in globalization, multiculturalism, religion and war as phenomena that are inextricably linked. This book explores these ideas and his thoughts on modernity and the future in the context of a series of modern social and political events. Shapiro examines the nineteenth-century context in which Nietzsche wrote and shows how many of the themes Nietzsche identified in his writings are relevant today. While Nietzsche was clear in foregrounding issues and questions to do with globalization, geopolitics, states and nomads, crusades and assassins, this is the first book to reveal how useful these ideas can be in contemporary philosophical and political discussion and in reading the work of such leading contemporary thinkers as Deleuze, Badiou, Agamben and i ek.
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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 167.6 x 242.9 x 19mm | 510g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1441151249
  • 9781441151247