Maturity and Modernity: Nietzsche, Weber, Foucault and the Ambivalence of Reason

Maturity and Modernity: Nietzsche, Weber, Foucault and the Ambivalence of Reason

by David Owen
     
 

Maturity and Modernity is the first book to analyze Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault as a tradition of theorising and to chart the development of genealogy as a mode of critique. It provides clear accounts of the main ideas of Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault (as well as a useful Glossary) and illustrates the relations between these thinkers at methodological,

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Maturity and Modernity is the first book to analyze Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault as a tradition of theorising and to chart the development of genealogy as a mode of critique. It provides clear accounts of the main ideas of Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault (as well as a useful Glossary) and illustrates the relations between these thinkers at methodological, substantive and politcal levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415053983
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/13/1994
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations used in the text
Introduction1
1Kant and the Question of Maturity7
2The Transformation of Critique: Nietzsche and Genealogy17
3The Genealogy of Modernity: Nietzsche, Asceticism and Nihilism33
4The Politics of the Ubermensch: Nietzsche, Maturity and Modernity63
5Genealogy as Cultural Science: Weber, Methodology and Critique84
6The Genealogy of Modernity: Weber, Asceticism, and Disenchantment101
7The Politics of 'Personality': Weber, Maturity and Modernity123
8Genealogy as Historical Ontology: Foucault, Methodology and Critique140
9The Genealogy of Modernity: Foucault, Humanism and Biopolitics163
10The Politics of Critique: Foucault, Maturity and Modernity197
Conclusion214
Glossary219
Notes225
Bibliography239
Name index248
Subject index250

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