Nietzsche and Morality

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Nietzsche was surprisingly neglected by most English-language moral philosophers until recently. This volume capitalizes on a growth of interest in Nietzsche's work on morality from two sides--from scholars of the history of philosophy and from contributors to current debates on ethical theory. In eleven new essays, leading philosophers aim both to advance philosophical understanding of Nietzsche's ethical views--his normative and meta-ethics, his moral psychology, his views on free will and the nature of the ...
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Overview


Nietzsche was surprisingly neglected by most English-language moral philosophers until recently. This volume capitalizes on a growth of interest in Nietzsche's work on morality from two sides--from scholars of the history of philosophy and from contributors to current debates on ethical theory. In eleven new essays, leading philosophers aim both to advance philosophical understanding of Nietzsche's ethical views--his normative and meta-ethics, his moral psychology, his views on free will and the nature of the self--and to make Nietzsche a live participant in contemporary debates in ethics and cognate fields.
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"This collection of essays contains some of the best recent work on Nietzsche and moral philosophy. The editors state that their aim is to present work that advances the understanding of Nietzsche's ethical views and demonstrates the relevance of those views to contemporary debates in normative ethics, metaethics, and moral psychology. In relation to these two ends, the collection is clearly a success. It presents very good historical scholarship as well as some first-rate work in moral philosophy that engages with the issues that concerned Nietzsche. The collection will certainly be of interest to moral philosophers and to those interested in the history of modern philosophy, and many of the essays should be regarded as essential reading for anyone interested in Nietzsche's engagement with morality."--Scott Jenkins, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199568185
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 1,221,844
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Leiter is John P. Wilson Professor of Law and Director for the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago.

Neil Sinhababu is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Brian Leiter and Neil Sinhababu

PART I: NORMATIVE ETHICS AND MORAL PSYCHOLOGY
1. Nietzsche: Perfectionist, Thomas Hurka (University of Toronto)
2. The Will to Power and the Ethics of Creativity, Bernard Reginster (Brown University)
3. Nietzschean 'Animal Psychology' versus Kantian Ethics, Mathias Risse (Harvard University)
4. The Case for Nietzschean Moral Psychology, Joshua Knobe (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Brian Leiter (University of Chicago)
5. Ressentiment, Value, and Self-Vindication: Making Sense of Nietzsche's Slave Revolt, R. Jay Wallace (University of California, Berkeley)
6. Guilt, Bad Conscience, and Self-Punishment in Nietzsche's Genealogy, Christopher Janaway (University of Southampton)

PART II: METAETHICS
7. Honest Illusion: Valuing for Nietzsche's Free Spirits, Nadeem J.Z. Hussain (Stanford University)
8. Nietzsche and Moral Objectivity: The Development of Nietzsche's Metaethics, Maudemarie Clark (Colgate University) and David Dudrick (Colgate University)
9. Affect, Value, and Objectivity, Peter Poellner (University of Warwick)
10. Vengeful Thinking and Moral Epistemology, Neil Sinhababu (National University of Singapore)
11. Perspectives, Fictions, Errors, Play, Simon Blackburn (Cambridge University)
Introduction, Brian Leiter and Neil Sinhababu
PART I: NORMATIVE ETHICS AND MORAL PSYCHOLOGY
1. Nietzsche: Perfectionist, Thomas Hurka
2. The Will to Power and the Ethics of Creativity, Bernard Reginster
3. Nietzschean 'Animal Psychology' versus Kantian Ethics, Mathias Risse
4. The Case for Nietzschean Moral Psychology, Joshua Knobe and Brian Leiter
5. Ressentiment, Value, and Self-Vindication: Making Sense of Nietzsche's Slave Revolt, R. Jay Wallace
6. Guilt, Bad Conscience, and Self-Punishment in Nietzsche's Genealogy, Christopher Janaway
PART II: METAETHICS
7. Honest Illusion: Valuing for Nietzsche's Free Spirits, Nadeem J.Z. Hussain
8. Nietzsche and Moral Objectivity: The Development of Nietzsche's Metaethics, Maudemarie Clark and David Dudrick
9. Affect, Value, and Objectivity, Peter Poellner
10. Vengeful Thinking and Moral Epistemology, Neil Sinhababu
11. Perspectives, Fictions, Errors, Play, Simon Blackburn

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