Nietzsche and Morality

Paperback | June 1, 2009

EditorBrian Leiter, Neil Sinhababu

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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 ethicaltheory. 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 debatesin ethics and cognate fields.

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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 ethicaltheory. In eleven new essays, leading philosopher...

Brian Leiter is John P. Wilson Professor of Law and Director for the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago. Neil Sinhababu is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Brian Leiter and Neil Sinhababu: IntroductionPart I: Normative Ethics and Moral Psychology1. Thomas Hurka: Nietzsche: Perfectionist2. Bernard Reginster: The Will to Power and the Ethics of Creativity3. Mathias Risse: Nietzschean 'Animal Psychology' versus Kantian Ethics4. Joshua Knobe and Brian Leiter: The Case for Nietzschean Moral Psychology5. R. Jay Wallace: iRessentiment/i, Value, and Self-Vindication: Making Sense of Nietzsche's Slave Revolt6. Christopher Janaway: Guilt, Bad Conscience, and Self-Punishment in Nietzsche's GenealogyPart II: Metaethics7. Nadeem J.Z. Hussain: Honest Illusion: Valuing for Nietzsche's Free Spirits8. Maudemarie Clark and David Dudrick: Nietzsche and Moral Objectivity: The Development of Nietzsche's Metaethics9. Peter Poellner: Affect, Value, and Objectivity10. Neil Sinhababu: Vengeful Thinking and Moral Epistemology11. Simon Blackburn: Perspectives, Fictions, Errors, Play

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Review from previous edition: "This collection of essays contains some of the best recent work on Nietzsche and moral philosophy. The editors state that their aim is to present work that advances the understanding of Nietzsche's ethical views and demonstrates the relevance of those views tocontemporary debates in normative ethics, metaethics, and moral psychology. In relation to these two ends, the collection is clearly a success. It presents very good historical scholarship as well as some first-rate work in moral philosophy that engages with the issues that concerned Nietzsche...Thecollection will certainly be of interest to moral philosophers and to those interested in the history of --Scott Jenkins, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews