Reading Nietzsche at the Margins

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This book brings together essays from leading Nietzsche scholars to examine a variety of key ideas in Nietzsche's writings that have been marginalized or slighted because they do not fit neatly into any of the usual categories of Nietzsche scholarship. The essays open up fresh perspectives on Nietzsche and will inspire constructive debate about his relevance to a variety of current philosophical, political, social, and cultural concerns.
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Overview

This book brings together essays from leading Nietzsche scholars to examine a variety of key ideas in Nietzsche's writings that have been marginalized or slighted because they do not fit neatly into any of the usual categories of Nietzsche scholarship. The essays open up fresh perspectives on Nietzsche and will inspire constructive debate about his relevance to a variety of current philosophical, political, social, and cultural concerns.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557534514
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven V. Hicks is the Chair of Philosophy department at Queens College of the City University of New York. He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on Hegel, Nietzsche, and nineteenth-century German philosophy and literature. His books include International Law and the Possibility of a Just World Order (1999), Mythos and Logos: How to Regain the Love of Wisdom (2004), and The Challenges of Globalization: Rethinking Nature, Culture, and Freedom (forthcoming). He is the editor of the book series Universal Justice. Alan Rosenberg is Professor of Philosophy at Queens College of the City University of New York. He is the co-author of over 80 journal articles and book chapters and the co-editor of several books.
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Table of Contents

About the Contributors     vii
Abbreviations of Nietzsche's Texts     xi
Editorial Introduction     1
Prefacing the Margins: A Beginning at Self-Disclosure: Nietzsche on Resolution, Memory, and Autocritique
"Resolution and Autocritique in the Late Prefaces"   David B. Allison     13
"Forgetting the Subject"   Christa Davis Acampora     34
Laughing at the Margins: Nietzsche's Tragic/Comic Sense of Life
"Suffering in Nietzsche's Philosophy"   Kathleen Marie Higgins     59
"To Laugh Out of the Whole Truth: Nietzsche as Tragicomic Satyr"   Lawrence J. Hatab     73
"Awaiting Love: Nietzsche's (Com)Passion"   Tyler Roberts     86
Spirit at the Margins: Mimesis, Music, and the Art of Self-Fashioning
"Mimetic Geist"   Charles E. Scott     105
"Nietzsche on Music"   Richard Schacht     115
"Nietzsche and the Transfiguration of Asceticism: An Ethics of Self-Fashioning"   Steven V. Hicks   Alan Rosenberg     135
Natural and Cultural Expressions of Marginal Forces: Nietzsche on War, Ecology, and Geophilosophy
"Nietzsche and Ecology: A Critical Inquiry"   Michael E. Zimmerman     165
"Assassins and Crusaders: Nietzsche after 9/11"   Gary Shapiro     186
"The Convalescent: Geographies of Health and Illness"   Stuart Elden     205
Index     219
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