The Nietzschean Self: Moral Psychology, Agency, and the Unconscious

The Nietzschean Self: Moral Psychology, Agency, and the Unconscious

by Paul Katsafanas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198737100
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/25/2016
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Paul Katsafanas, Boston University

Paul Katsafanas is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. He works on topics at the interface of ethics and philosophy of mind, including the nature of agency and motivation; the structure of self-consciousness; and the way in which normative claims might be justified. He addresses these topics in part by mining the work of nineteenth-century philosophers including Nietzsche. His recent publications include Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism (OUP, 2013), 'Nietzsche and Kant on the Will: Two Models of Reflective Agency' (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2014), and 'Fugitive Pleasure and the Meaningful Life: Nietzsche on Nihilism and Higher Values' (Journal of the American Philosophical Association, forthcoming).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Unconscious
3. Consciousness as Superficial and Falsifying
4. Drives
5. Values
6. Willing without a Will
7. The Unified Self
8. Self, Culture, and Society
9. The Free Individual
10. Nietzschean Moral Psychology and its Competitors

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