Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity

Hardcover | December 27, 2012

EditorChristopher Janaway, Simon Robertson

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Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity comprises ten original essays which critically engage with one of the western canon's most controversial ethical thinkers. Bringing together an internationally renowned line-up of Nietzsche specialists and mainstream moral philosophers, the volumeprovides a timely and distinctive contribution to our understanding of both Nietzsche and his significance for ethical thought more generally. As well as clarifying Nietzsche's own views, both critical and positive, ethical and meta-ethical, the articles connect Nietzsche's philosophical concerns tocontemporary debates in and about ethics, normativity, and value. The volume's topics include: the nature and scope of Nietzsche's critique of morality; the character of the positive ideals Nietzsche advances in light of that critique; the meta-ethical commitments underpinning the substantive views he variously opposes and espouses; his conception of humanpsychology and its relation to normativity and value; and, more generally, the relation between Nietzsche's revaluative ambitions and the naturalistic worldview it has become common to attribute to him. With an editors' introduction providing a comprehensive and accessible background to thesetopics, including a state-of-the-art overview of the interpretative and philosophical controversies Nietzsche's normative and naturalistic endeavours raise, Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity stands at the cutting edge of current work in the field and is essential reading for anyone interestedin the challenges Nietzsche poses for dominant models of moral philosophy.

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Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity comprises ten original essays which critically engage with one of the western canon's most controversial ethical thinkers. Bringing together an internationally renowned line-up of Nietzsche specialists and mainstream moral philosophers, the volumeprovides a timely and distinctive contribution to o...

Christopher Janaway is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton, and was formerly Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has written extensively on the philosophy of Nietzsche and Schopenhauer and on aesthetics. He has been principal investigator on the AHRC-funded project 'Nietzsche and M...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:December 27, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Christopher Janaway and Simon Robertson: Introduction: Nietzsche on Naturalism and Normativity2. Peter Railton: Nietzsche's Normative Theory?--The Art and Skill of Living Well3. Peter Poellner: Aestheticist Ethics4. Simon Robertson: The Scope Problem--Nietzsche, the Moral, Ethical, and Quasi-Aesthetic5. Nadeem J. Z. Hussain: Nietzsche and Non-Cognitivism6. Alan Thomas: Nietzsche and Moral Fictionalism7. Bernard Reginster: Compassion and Selflessness8. Christopher Janaway: Nietzsche on Morality, Drives, and Human Greatness9. R. Lanier Anderson: What is a Nietzschean Self?10. Richard Schacht: Nietzsche's Naturalism and Normativity