Nietzsche contra Rousseau: A Study of Nietzsche's Moral and Political Thoughtby Keith Ansell-Pearson
Pub. Date: 09/26/1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In particular, the nature of Nietzsche's dialogue with the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is examined in this study of the moral philosopher's political ideas. It demonstrates Rousseau's crucial role in Nietzsche's understanding of modernity and its discontents.
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Table of Contents1. Nietzsche contra Rousseau; 2. Civilization and its discontents: Rousseau on man's natural goodness; 3. Squaring the circle: Rousseau on the General Will; 4. Nietzsche's Dionysian drama on the destiny of the soul: on the 'Genealogy of Morals'; 5. Zarathustra's descent: on a teaching of redemption; 6. Bending the bow: great politics, or, the problem of the legislator; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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