Nietzsche and Morality by Brian Leiter, Neil Sinhababu

Nietzsche and Morality by Brian Leiter, Neil Sinhababu
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Overview: Nietzsche was surprisingly neglected by most English-language moral philosophers until recently. This volume capitalizes on a growth of interest in Nietzsche’s work on morality from two sides–from scholars of the history of philosophy and from contributors to current debates on ethical theory. In eleven new essays, leading philosophers aim both to advance philosophical understanding of Nietzsche’s ethical views–his normative and meta-ethics, his moral psychology, his views on free will and the nature of the self–and to make Nietzsche a live participant in contemporary debates in ethics and cognate fields.
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The Cambridge Companion To Nietzsche

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Nietzsche on the Decadence by Andrew Huddleston

Nietzsche on the Decadence and Flourishing of Culture by Andrew Huddleston
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Overview: In 1872 Nietzsche shocked the European philological community with the publication of The Birth of Tragedy. In this fervid first book Nietzsche looked to ancient Greek culture in the hope of finding the path to a revitalization of modern German culture. Cultural health was at this point unquestionably his paramount concern. Yet postwar Nietzsche scholarship has typically held that after his Untimely Meditations which followed soon after, Nietzsche’s philosophy took a sharply individualist turn–an interpretation largely due to Walter Kaufmann’s noble and influential effort to counter the Nazi appropriation of Nietzsche by stressing Nietzsche’s anti-political individualism and downplaying his seemingly more noxious Kulturphilosophie. But even after Nietzsche gave up on the idea of German culture as something blessed with inner truth and greatness and pregnant with the potential for renewed splendor-heaping scorn instead on the Germans and their newly-founded Reich-he still, I argue, continued to take culture, as a collective social achievement, to be something of prime importance. Indeed, it is for this reason that he took the flourishing of great individuals-especially artists and intellectuals-to be vital. Their singularity and their excellence redeems the decadent cultural landscape from the bovine blight of the "last man" and the self-satisfied, uncreative, and barren mediocrity he represents. My dissertation uses Nietzsche’s perfectionistic ideal of a flourishing culture as a point of departure for investigating many of the central themes in his work: his criticism of the ideals enshrined in conventional morality; his attack on Christianity; his celebration of individual human excellence and cultural accomplishment; his lamentations about cultural decline; his troubling remarks about the need for slavery ("in some sense or other") if a society is to flourish; and his grand ambitions for a "revaluation of all values."
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Nietzsche and Zion by Jacob Golomb

Nietzsche and Zion by Jacob Golomb
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Overview: "Nietzsche’s ideas were widely disseminated among and appropriated by the first Hebrew Zionist writers and leaders. It seems quite appropriate, then, that the first Zionist Congress was held in Basle, where Nietzsche spent several years as a professor of classical philology. This coincidence gains profound significance when we see Nietzsche’s impact on the first Zionist leaders and writers in Europe as well as his presence in Palestine and, later, in the State of Israel."―from the IntroductionThe early Zionists were deeply concerned with the authenticity of the modern Jew qua person and with the content and direction of the reawakening Hebrew culture. Nietzsche too was propagating his highest ideal of a personal authenticity. Yet the affinities in their thought, and the formative impact of Nietzsche on the first leaders and writers of the Zionist movement, have attracted very little attention from intellectual historians. Indeed, the antisemitic uses to which Nietzsche’s thought was turned after his death have led most commentators to assume the philosopher’s antipathy to Jewish aspirations. Jacob Golomb proposes a Nietzsche whose sympathies overturn such preconceptions and details for the first time how Nietzsche’s philosophy inspired Zionist leaders, ideologues, and writers to create a modern Hebrew culture. Golomb cites Ahad Ha’am, Micha Josef Berdichevski, Martin Buber, Theodor Herzl, Max Nordau, and Hillel Zeitlin as examples of Zionists who "dared to look into Nietzsche’s abyss." This book tells us what they found.
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Nietzsche and Sociology: Prophet of Affirmation by Anas Karzai

Nietzsche and Sociology: Prophet of Affirmation by Anas Karzai
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Overview: Nietzsche and Sociology: Prophet of Affirmation is about Friedrich Nietzsche’s sociological reading of modern industrial society. Nietzsche is often identified as a philosopher but his uniquely sociological theories and ideas have been disregarded and unacknowledged in the social sciences. This work examines the reasons why Nietzsche has been ignored in sociological literature despite the evidence that most classical and modern sociological thinkers have been profoundly influenced by him. This book argues that the discipline of sociology would benefit by seriously considering the sociological elements in Nietzsche’s prolific work as a way of reevaluating not only the tradition of sociology, but also the sociology of tradition. His major contributions on rethinking traditional sociological theories and concepts in terms of their moral origins make it impossible for the social sciences to continue overlooking Nietzsche as a critical sociological thinker.
His conception of non-economic power has become progressively more salient. Given the current juncture of humanity on the brink, Nietzsche’s affirmative philosophy of life is a breath of fresh air. He remains an intellectual force to be reckoned with and may just be the remedy to our present civilizational malaise.
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Moral Psychology with Nietzsche by Brian Leiter

Moral Psychology with Nietzsche by Brian Leiter
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Overview: Interpretation of Nietzsche’s moral psychology by a leading Nietzsche scholar
Extensive engagement with philosophical arguments in metaethics, philosophy of action, and philosophy of mind
Extensive engagement with contemporary empirical psychology on these topics
Brings Nietzsche into dialogue with contemporary philosophers and the best psychological research of recent decades
Provides a defense of the correctness of many of Nietzsche’s views that is valuable to scholars and researchers alike
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Nietzsche’s Nihilism in Walter Benjamin by Mauro Ponzi

Nietzsche’s Nihilism in Walter Benjamin by Mauro Ponzi
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Overview: This book reconstructs the lines of nihilism that Walter Benjamin took from Friedrich Nietzsche that define both his theory of art and the avant-garde, and his approach to political action. It retraces the eccentric route of Benjamin’s philosophical discourse in the representation of the modern as a place of “permanent catastrophe”, where he attempts to overcome the Nietzschean nihilism through messianic hope. Using conventions from literary criticism this book explores the many sources of Benjamin’s thought, demonstrating that behind the materialism which Benjamin incorporates into his Theses on the Concept of History is hidden Nietzsche’s nihilism. Mauro Ponzi analyses how Benjamin’s Arcades Project uses figures such as Baudelaire, Marx, Aragon, Proust and Blanqui as allegories to explain many aspects of modernity. The author argues that Benjamin uses Baudelaire as a paradigm to emphasize the dark side of the modern era, offering us a key to the interpretation of communicative and cultural trends of today.
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Nietzsche: Philosophy in an Hour by Paul Strathern

Nietzsche: Philosophy in an Hour by Paul Strathern
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Overview: Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Neitzsche in just one hour. Philosophy has always been dangerous for philosophers; Friedrich Nietzsche made it dangerous for everyone. His ideas presaged a collective madness which was to ravage Europe throughout the first half of the twentieth century, drawing a chilling parallel with the insanity that gripped Nietzsche towards the end of his life. His philosophy is one of aphorisms and penetrating psychological insights, his major concept being the Will to Power – a notion that he saw as the basic impulse for all our acts. Viewing Christianity as a subtle perversion of this concept Nietzsche is famous for his pronouncement that ‘God is dead’. This audiobook is an expert account of Nietzsche’s life and philosophical ideas – entertainingly written and is above all easy listening. Also included are selections from Nietzsche’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Nietzsche in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.
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Nietzsche’s Protestant Fathers by means of Thomas R. Nevin

Nietzsche’s Protestant Fathers: A Study in Prodigal Christianity by means of Thomas R. Nevin
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Overview: Nietzsche used to be famously an atheist, in spite of coming from a strongly Protestant circle of relatives. This heritage influenced a lot of his idea, however used to be it in truth the very factor that led him to his atheism? This paintings supplies an intensive re-evaluation of Protestantism by means of documenting and extrapolating Nietzsche’s view that Christianity dies from the pinnacle down. That is, via Protestantism’s inherent anarchy.

In this ebook, Nietzsche is put into dialog with the tasks of a number of robust considering writers; Luther, Boehme, Leibniz, and Lessing. Using Nietzsche as a vital information to the evolution of Protestant considering, each and every is proven to violate, warp, or forget about gospel injunctions, and in a different way pose hazards to the primacy of Christian ethics.

Demonstrating {that a} accountable working out of Protestantism as a historic motion wishes to interact with its inherent flaws, it is a textual content that may have interaction students of philosophy, theology, and non secular research alike.
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Nietzsche And The Ancient Skeptical Tradition

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Nietzsche Als Kritiker Und Denker Der Transformation (Nietzsche Heute) [German]

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The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche and the Network-Centric Condition

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Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity

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Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche by Christopher Janaway

Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche’s Genealogy by Christopher Janaway
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Overview: Christopher Janaway presents a full commentary on Nietzsche’s most studied work, On the Genealogy of Morality, and combines close reading of key passages with an overview of Nietzsche’s wider aims. Arguing that Nietzsche’s goal is to pursue psychological and historical truths concerning the origins of modern moral values, Beyond Selflessness differs from other books on Nietzsche in that it emphasizes the significance of his rhetorical methods as an instrument of persuasion. Nietzsche’s outlook is broadly naturalist, but he is critical of typical scientific and philosophical methods for their advocacy of impersonality and suppression of the affects. In contrast to his opponents, Schopenhauer and Paul Ree, who both account for morality in terms of selflessness, Nietzsche believes that our allegiance to a post-Christian morality that centres around selflessness, compassion, guilt, and denial of the instincts is not primarily rational but affective: underlying feelings, often ambivalent and poorly grasped in conscious thought, explain our moral beliefs. The Genealogy is designed to detach the reader from his or her allegiance to morality and prepare for the possibility of new values. In addition to examining how Nietzsche’s "perspectivism" holds that one can best understand a topic such as morality through allowing as many of one’s feelings as possible to speak about it, Janaway shows that Nietzsche seeks to enable us to "feel differently" his provocation of the reader’s affects helps us grasp the affective origins of our attitudes and prepare the way for healthier values such as the affirmation of life (as tested by the thought of eternal return) and the self-satisfaction to be attained by "giving style to one’s character."
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