The Nietzschean Mind

The Nietzschean Mind

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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century. As a German philosopher and cultural critic his work has had and continues to have a significant influence on Western philosophy 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 more

Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
  • 113885168X
  • 9781138851689

Table of contents

Table of contents ã ã Introduction, Paul Katsafanas Abbreviations of Nietzsche's works Contributors I. Major Works Keith Ansell-Pearson, "Cooling Down the Human Mind: Human, All too Human" Rebecca Bamford, "Dawn" Scott Jenkins, "The Gay Science" Christa Acampora, "Critical Questions: Nietzsche's Legacy" (on BGE) Allison Merrick, "We Need a Critique of Moral Values: Regarding Genealogy and Normativity" Paul Katsafanas, "The Antichrist as a Guide to Nietzsche's Mature Ethical Theory" ã II. Philosophical psychology and agency Bernard Reginster, "The Will to Power" Mark Alfano, "A Schooling in Contempt: Emotions and the Pathos of Distance" Tom Bailey, "Nietzsche's Modest Theory of Agency" Neil Sinhababu, "Nietzsche's Humean-All-too-Humean-Theory of Motivation" ã III. The self Gabriel Zamosc, "Nietzschean Wholeness" Mattia Riccardi, "A Tale of Two Selves: Nietzsche and the Contemporary Debates on the Self" Donald Rutherford, "Nietzsche and the Self" Ariela Tubert, "Nietzsche and Self-Constitution" ã IV. Value Peter Kail, "Value and Nature in Nietzsche" Alex Silk, "Nietzsche and Contemporary Metaethics" Reid Blackman, "Nietzsche's Metaethics: Fictionalism for the Few, Error Theory for the Many" Maria Joao Mayer Branco and Joao Constancio, "Philosophy as Free-Spiritedness: Philosophical Evaluative Judgments and Post-Kantian Aesthetics in Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil" ã ã V. Culture, Society, and Politics David Owen, "Constructing the Agon" Herman Siemens, "Nietzsche's Agon" Frederick Neuhouser, "Nietzsche on Spiritual Health and Cultural Pathology" Robert Guay, "Genealogy and Social Practices" ã VI. Metaphysics and Epistemology Matthew Meyer, "Nietzsche's Ontic Structural Realism" Andrew Huddleston, "Against `Egyptism': Nietzsche on Understanding and `Defining' Concepts" Jessica Berry, "The Will to a System: Nietzsche on Philosophy as Psychopathology" ã ã VII. The affirmation of life Daniel Came, "The Socratic Justification of Existence: Nietzsche on Wissenschaft and Existential Meaning" Paul Loeb, "The Colossal Moment in Nietzsche's Gay Science 341" Beatrice Han-Pile, "Nietzsche and the Affirmation of Life" ã ã ã ã ãshow more

About Paul Katsafanas

Paul Katsafanas is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston University, more

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'Katsafanas’s new collection provides a highly sophisticated and clear overview of the state of the art in Nietzsche research, from method to meta-ethics to the structure of the self. This is an excellent and wide-ranging volume.' Dr Sacha Golob, King's College London, UK 'This handbook provides an excellent set of new papers on a wide range of Nietzschean topics.Written by a refreshing variety of interpreters, these chapters clarify and advance the philosophical debates over many of Nietzsche's most famous ideas, while also opening up fresh inquiries on several less treated points. This volume is an important resource for further work in the field.' John Richardson, New York University, USAshow more