An Introduction to Nietzsche as Political Thinker: The Perfect Nihilist / Edition 1

An Introduction to Nietzsche as Political Thinker: The Perfect Nihilist / Edition 1

by Keith Ansell-Pearson, Keith Ansell Pearson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521427215

ISBN-13: 9780521427210

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a lively and engaging introduction to the contentious topic of Nietzsche's politics, tracing the development of his thinking and confronting directly his appropriation by the Nazis. The key ideas of the will to power, eternal return and the overman are discussed and all Nietzsche's major works analyzed in detail. This textbook will be essential for all

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This is a lively and engaging introduction to the contentious topic of Nietzsche's politics, tracing the development of his thinking and confronting directly his appropriation by the Nazis. The key ideas of the will to power, eternal return and the overman are discussed and all Nietzsche's major works analyzed in detail. This textbook will be essential for all students of Nietzsche and of the history of political ideas. It includes a chronology of Nietzsche's life and works, and a guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521427210
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction; Note on Nietzsche and Liberalism; Part I. The Question of Nietzsche: 1. A question of style? An introduction to reading Nietzsche; 2. Nietzsche's legacy; Part II. Ancients and Moderns: 3. Nietzsche and the Greeks: culture versus politics; 4. Nietzsche on modern politics; Part III. Man and Overman: 5. Zarathustra's teaching of the overman; 6. A genealogy of morals; 7. O humanity! Nietzsche on great politics; Part IV. The Question of Nietzsche Now: 8. Nietzsche and contemporary Liberalism; 9. Nietzsche and feminism; 10. The perfect nihilist.

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