A Companion to Nietzsche provides a comprehensive guide to all the main aspects of Nietzsche's philosophy, profiling the most recent research and trends in scholarship.

  • Brings together an international roster of both rising stars and established scholars, including many of the leading commentators and ...
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A Companion to Nietzsche provides a comprehensive guide to all the main aspects of Nietzsche's philosophy, profiling the most recent research and trends in scholarship.

  • Brings together an international roster of both rising stars and established scholars, including many of the leading commentators and interpreters of Nietzsche.
  • Showcases the latest trends in Nietzsche scholarship, such as the renewed focus on Nietzsche’s philosophy of time, of nature, and of life.
  • Includes clearly organized sections on Art, Nature, and Individuation; Nietzsche's New Philosophy of the Future; Eternal Recurrence, the Overhuman, and Nihilism; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy and Genealogy; Ethics; Politics; Aesthetics; Evolution and Life.
  • Features fresh treatments of Nietzsche’s core and enigmatic doctrines.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Its thirty-one commentaries offer comprehensive coverage of the significant areas of philosophical concern to Nietzsche. This collection is without doubt a very significant contribution to Nietzsche studies." International Journal of Philosophical Studies

“This is a monster of a book, in the true Nietzschean sense. The collection represents most of the very best Nietzsche scholarship being done today in Europe and the United States.” Graham Parkes, University of Hawaii

“This new addition to an excellent series assembles an inspired cast of Nietzsche scholars, representing a wide spectrum of approaches. After two helpful introductions to Nietzsche's life, philosophy, and style, the essays address the most familiar Nietzschean themes, as well as important but more neglected ones, such as his conception of science.” David Cooper, University of Durham

"Historiographically and critically, this companion could not be better. It is a gateway to what is going on now critically in this feild, an introduction to the best criticism, and an exemplar of philosophical inquiry in it's own right." Stuart Hannabuss, Abeedeen Business School

"This worthwhile collection portrays many of the most preeminent Nietzschean scholars in Europe and the US . . . It offers a moving array of Nietzsche scholars who represent a plethora of approaches. Recommended."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444356175
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/24/2011
  • Series: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy, #120
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 616
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Keith Ansell Pearson holds a Personal Chair in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. He co-founded the Friedrich Nietzsche Society and is renowned for his work on Nietzsche, Bergson, and Deleuze. He is co-editor, with Duncan Large, of The Nietzsche Reader (Blackwell, 2006).
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors x

A Note on References to Nietzsche’s Works xv

A Note on Translated Essays xviii

A Note on Cross-References xix

Chronology of Nietzsche’s Life and Work xx

1 Friedrich Nietzsche: An Introduction to his Thought, Life, and Work 1
Keith Ansell Pearson

2 Nietzsche and the Art of the Aphorism 22
Jill Marsden


3 The Aesthetic Justification of Existence 41
Daniel Came

4 Nietzsche on Individuation and Purposiveness in Nature 58
Elaine P. Miller

5 The Individual and Individuality in Nietzsche 76
Nuno Nabais


6 Nietzsche’s “Gay” Science 97
Babette E. Babich

7 Nietzsche and Philosophical Anthropology 115
Richard Schacht

8 Nietzsche’s Philosophy and True Religion 133
Laurence Lampert

9 The Naturalisms of Beyond Good and Evil 148
Maudemarie Clark and David Dudrick


10 Identity and Eternal Recurrence 171
Paul S. Loeb

11 Nietzsche and Cosmology 189
Robin Small

12 Nietzsche on Time and Becoming 208
John Richardson

13 The Incorporation of Truth: Towards the Overhuman 230
Keith Ansell Pearson

14 Nihilism and Skepticism in Nietzsche 250
Andreas Urs Sommer


15 The Body, the Self, and the Ego 273
Volker Gerhardt

16 Phenomenology and Science in Nietzsche 297
Peter Poellner

17 Naturalism and Nietzsche’s Moral Psychology 314
Christa Davis Acampora


18 Naturalism and Genealogy 337
Christopher Janaway

19 The Philosophical Function of Genealogy 353
Robert Guay

20 Agent and Deed in Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals 371
Robert B. Pippin

Part VI ETHICS 387

21 Nietzsche and Ethics 389
Paul J. M. van Tongeren

22 Rebaptizing our Evil: On the Revaluation of All Values 404
Kathleen Marie Higgins

23 Nietzsche’s Fatalism 419
Robert C. Solomon


24 Nietzsche contra Liberalism on Freedom 437
Herman Siemens

25 Nietzsche and National Identity 455
Diane Morgan


26 Nietzsche on Geophilosophy and Geoaesthetics 477
Gary Shapiro

27 Nietzsche, Dionysus, and the Ontology of Music 495
Christoph Cox


28 Nietzsche and Evolutionary Theory 517
Gregory Moore

29 Life and Self-Overcoming 532
Daniel W. Conway

30 Nietzsche’s Theory of the Will to Power 548
James I. Porter

31 A Critique of the Will to Power 565
Henry Staten

Index 583

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