Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals: Critical Essays

Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals: Critical Essays

by Christa Davis Acampora
     
 

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This astonishingly rich volume collects the work of an international group of scholars, including some of the best known in academia. Experts in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, political theory, aesthetics, history, critical theory, and hermeneutics bring to light the best philosophical scholarship what is arguably Friedrich Nietzsche's most rewarding but

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This astonishingly rich volume collects the work of an international group of scholars, including some of the best known in academia. Experts in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, political theory, aesthetics, history, critical theory, and hermeneutics bring to light the best philosophical scholarship what is arguably Friedrich Nietzsche's most rewarding but most challenging text. Including essays that were commissioned specifically for the volume as well as essays revised and edited by their authors, this collection showcases definitive works that have shaped Nietzsche studies alongside new works of interest to students and experts alike. Sections are devoted to the topic of genealogy generally, numerous essays on specific passages, applications of genealogy in later thinkers, and the import of Nietzsche's Genealogy in contemporary politics, ethics, and aesthetics. A lengthy introduction, annotated bibliography, and index make this an extremely useful guide for the classroom and advanced research.

Editorial Reviews

Lawrence J. Hatab
This volume is an excellent collection of essays. It offers the right mix of perspectives, topics, and settings that will help any reader of theGeneology, students and scholars alike, in navigating one of Nietzsche's most important and challenging texts. Highly recommended.
Duncan Large
This is an exceptionally strong collection, gathering together some of the most insightful commentary on Nietzsche's most important book, of leading scholars in North America, Europe and beyond over the last twenty years. This substantial new volume is a very welcome contribution to the literature and ought to occupy a prominent place on any list of recommended reading for students of Nietzsche's text.
Henry Staten
Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals looms larger in the Nietzsche canon with each passing year. Something about this work speaks to the ethical predicament of modernity in a way that seems to be full of promise and is yet deeply unsettling and enigmatic; hence the continuing, and increasing discussion of this work by philosophers. Christa Acampora's collection brings together an impressive group of writers who have been at the forefront of contemporary debates on the Genealogy, and will for the near future be the standard work of reference on the topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461639855
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/08/2006
Series:
Critical Essays on the Classics Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Christa Davis Acampora is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her numerous publications include A Nietzschean Bestiary , co-edited with Ralph R. Acampora published by Rowman&Littlefield, 2004. She is Executive Editor of The Journal of Nietzsche Studies.

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