Nietzsche and Philosophy

Nietzsche and Philosophy

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Praised for its rare combination of scholarly rigor and imaginative interpretation, Nietzsche and Philosophy has long been recognized as one of the most important analyses of Nietzsche. It is also one of the best introductions to Deleuze's thought, establishing many of his central philosophical positions. In Nietzsche and Philosophy, Deleuze identifies and explores three crucial concepts in Nietzschean thought-multiplicity, becoming, and affirmation-and clarifies Nietzsche's views regarding the will to power, eternal return, nihilism, and difference. For Deleuze, Nietzsche challenged conventional philosophical ideas and provided a means of escape from Hegel's dialectical thinking, which had come to dominate French philosophy. He also offered a path toward a politics of difference. In this new edition, Michael Hardt's foreword examines the profound influence of Deleuze's provocative interpretations on the study of Nietzsche, which opened a whole new avenue in postwar thought.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 151.38 x 212.34 x 19.56mm | 385.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Columbia Classics edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0231138768
  • 9780231138765
  • 2,256,227

Table of contents

Preface to the English Translation Translator's Note Abbreviations of Nietzsche's WOrks 1. The Tragic 2. Active and Reactive 3. Critique 4. From Ressentiment to the Bad Conscience 5. The Overman: Against the Dialective Conclusion Notes
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Overall, the book is a treasure of philosophical apercus. Choice
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About Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was professor of philosophy at the University of Paris, Vincennes-St. Denis. He wrote several seminal philosophical works, including Difference and Repetition, and, with Felix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus, A Thousand Plateaus, and What Is Philosophy?Michael Hardt is professor of literature and romance studies at Duke University. He is the author of Gilles Deleuze: An Apprenticeship in Philosophy and the coauthor (with Antonio Negri) of Empire and Multitude.Hugh Tomlinson is also the translator of other works by Deleuze, including Bergonism and Cinema 2: The Time Image.
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