Nietzsche, Politics and Modernity / Edition 1

Nietzsche, Politics and Modernity / Edition 1

by David Owen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803977670

ISBN-13: 9780803977679

Pub. Date: 11/13/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Written in a clear and engaging style, this text demonstrates Nietzsche's significance as a philosopher and as a political theorist by highlighting his critique of liberalism (in both its philosophical and political forms) and by elaborating the form of ethical and political understanding which his philosophy discloses.

In describing Nietzsche's diagnosis of the

Overview

Written in a clear and engaging style, this text demonstrates Nietzsche's significance as a philosopher and as a political theorist by highlighting his critique of liberalism (in both its philosophical and political forms) and by elaborating the form of ethical and political understanding which his philosophy discloses.

In describing Nietzsche's diagnosis of the modern condition, this book explains the central aspects of his thought including the will to power, the Overman and amor fati. David Owen traces the relevance of Nietzsche's philosophy to current debates in political theory and engages with key figures such as Mac Intyre, Taylor, Rorty and Rawls. Owen argues that the liberalism of the latter two can be seen as the contemporary expression of Nietzsche's dystopian vision of the Last Man and develops Nietzsche's political agonism as articulating a cogent alternative to liberal political theory.

This accessible and rigorous introduction to Nietzsche's thought will be invaluable for students and academics in politics, philosophy, the history of ideas and social theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803977679
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/13/1995
Series:
Philosophy and Social Criticism Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Nietzsche contra Liberalism
Reflections on the Character of Contests in Political Theory
Truth and Eros
A Critique of the Philosophical Commitments of Liberal Reason
On the Genealogy of Modernity
A Critical History of the Philosophical Commitments of Liberal Reason
Modernity and the Destruction of the Ascetic Ideal
Nihilism, Decadence and the Necessity of a Counter-Ideal
Modernity, Ethics and Counter-Ideals
Amor Fati
, Eternal Recurrence and the Overman
Agonism, Liberalism and the Cultivation of Virtu
Ethics, Politics and the Critique of Political Liberalism
Conclusion

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