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This innovative volume presents an account of Nietzsche's claims about noble, life-affirming ways of life, analyzes the source of such claims, and explores the political vision that springs from them. Kirkland elucidates the meaning of Nietzsche's remarks about life-affirmation through an examination of his rhetorical identification with values, such as honesty, that he ultimately seeks to overcome. The book includes an extended treatment of the meaning and implications of Nietzsche's doctrine of eternal return, which uncovers how this element of his philosophy challenges both ungrounded metaphysical oppositions and reductionist accounts of human life. The result is an illuminating discussion of how through his philosophical confrontation with modernity Nietzsche aims to move his readers toward a noble embrace of life.
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Educating the Free Spirit Chapter 3 2. Masks of Honesty Chapter 4 3. Nobility and Responsibility Chapter 5 4. The Esteeming Animal Chapter 6 5. Willing and Time Chapter 7 6. Redeeming Time: The Teaching of the Eternal Return Chapter 8 7. Eternal Return and the Ethics of Contest Chapter 9 8. Politics of Contest Chapter 10 9. Heights of the Soul: Laughter and the Perspective of Life Chapter 11 10. Challenging the Old and New Tablets: Nietzsche's Art of Writing Part 12 Conclusion
Posted May 18, 2009
You should just buy the book. Kirkland is one of the best Professors. After coming from his class you feel like you have learned so much, this is why I cannnot wait to read his book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.