A Nietzschean Bestiary: Animality Beyond Docile and Brutalby Christa Davis Acampora
Inspired by the ancient and medieval genre, A Nietzschean Bestiary gathersessays treating the most vivid and lively animal images in one of thephilosophic tradition's greatest bodies of work. Leading scholars treatspecific animals--such as the prowling beast of prey, Zarathustra's laughinglions, and the notorious blond beast--to ingeniously reveal how thesecreatures play a prominent role in the development of Nietzsche'sphilosophy. Numerous essays explore the nature of human animality and ourrelations to other animals. Contributors shed new light on Nietzsche'sconception of power, freedom, and meaning. Research tools, includingdiscussions of Nietzsche's influence on important twentieth-centuryphilosophers and the most extensive index of animal references inNietzsche's corpus, make this an essential volume for scholars and studentsalike.
Robert N. Matuozzi, Washington State University
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Meet the Author
Christa Davis Acampora is professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Ralph R. Acampora is assistant professor of philosophy at Hofstra University.
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