The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche

Hardcover | September 18, 2013

EditorKen Gemes, John Richardson

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The diversity of Nietzsche's books, and the sheer range of his philosophical interests, have posed daunting challenges to his interpreters. This Oxford Handbook addresses this multiplicity by devoting each of its 32 essays to a focused topic, picked out by the book's systematic plan. The aimis to treat each topic at the best current level of philosophical scholarship on Nietzsche. The first group of papers treat selected biographical issues: his family relations, his relations to women, and his ill health and eventual insanity. In Part 2 the papers treat Nietzsche in historicalcontext: his relations back to other philosophers - the Greeks, Kant, and Schopenhauer - and to the cultural movement of Romanticism, as well as his own later influence in an unlikely place, on analytic philosophy. The papers in Part 3 treat a variety of Nietzsche's works, from early to late and instyles ranging from the "aphoristic" The Gay Science and Beyond Good and Evil through the poetic-mythic Thus Spoke Zarathustra to the florid autobiography Ecce Homo. This focus on individual works, their internal unity, and the way issues are handled within them, is an important complement to thefinal three groups of papers, which divide up Nietzsche's philosophical thought topically. The papers in Part 4 treat issues in Nietzsche's value theory, ranging from his metaethical views as to what values are, to his own values of freedom and the overman, to his insistence on "order of rank", andhis social-political views. The fifth group of papers treat Nietzsche's epistemology and metaphysics, including such well-known ideas as his perspectivism, his promotion of becoming over being, and his thought of eternal recurrence. Finally, Part 6 treats another famous idea--the will to power--aswell as two linked ideas that he uses will to power to explain, the drives, and life. This Handbook will be a key resource for all scholars and advanced students who work on Nietzsche.

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The diversity of Nietzsche's books, and the sheer range of his philosophical interests, have posed daunting challenges to his interpreters. This Oxford Handbook addresses this multiplicity by devoting each of its 32 essays to a focused topic, picked out by the book's systematic plan. The aimis to treat each topic at the best current le...

Ken Gemes is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London. He is the co-editor of Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy (with Simon May; OUP, 2009). John Richardson is Professor of Philosophy at New York University. He is the author of Existential Epistemology: A Heideggerian Critique of the Cartesian Project (OUP, 1986), Nie...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:832 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:September 18, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Ken Gemes and John Richardson: IntroductionPart 1: Biography1. Graham Parkes: Family relations: "Nietzsche and the Family"2. Julian Young: Relations to women: "Nietzsche and Women"3. Charles Huenemann: Debility: "Nietzsche's Illness"Part 2: Historical relations4. Jessica Berry: The Greeks: "Nietzsche and the Greeks"5. Adrian Del Caro: Romanticism: "Nietzsche and Romanticism: Goethe, Holderlin and Wagner"6. Tom Bailey: Kant: "Nietzsche the Kantian?"7. Ivan Soll: Schopenhauer: "Schopenhauer as Nietzsche's 'Great Teacher' and 'Antipode'"8. Simon Robertson and David Owen: Analytic philosophy: "Nietzsche's Influence on Analytic Philosophy"Part 3: Principal works9. Daniel Came: The Birth of Tragedy: "The Themes of Affirmation and Illusion in The Birth of Tragedy and Beyond"10. Keith Ansell-Pearson: Untimely Meditation II: "'Holding on to the Sublime': On Nietzsche's Early 'Unfashionable' Project"11. Chris Janaway: The Gay Science: "The Gay Science"12. Gudrun von Tevenar: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: "Zarathustra: 'That Malicious Dionysian'"13. Maudemarie Clark and David Dudrick: Beyond Good and Evil: "Beyond Good and Evil"14. Richard Schacht: On the Genealogy of Morality: "Nietzsche's Genealogy"15. Dylan Jaggard: The Antichrist: "Nietzsche's Antichrist"Christa Davis Acampora: Ecce Homo: "Beholding Nietzsche: Ecce Homo, Fate, and Freedom"Part 4: Values17. Nadeem J. Z. Hussain: Metaethics: "Nietzsche's Metaethical Stance"18. Aaron Ridley: Aesthetic values: "Nietzsche and the Arts of Life"19. R. Lanier Anderson: Autonomy: "Nietzsche on Autonomy"20. Randall Havas: The overman: "The Overman"21. Mark Migotti: Promising: "'A Promise Made is a Debt Unpaid': Nietzsche on the Morality of Commitment and the Commitments of Morality"22. Robert Guay: Order of rank: "Order of Rank"23. Jacob Golomb: Peoples and races: "Will-to-Power: Does it lead to the 'coldest of all cold monsters'"?Part 5: Epistemology and metaphysics24. Ken Gemes: Perspectivism: "Life's Perspectives"25. Brian Leiter: Naturalism: "Nietzsche's Naturalism Reconsidered"26. Sebastian Gardner: Aestheticism: "Nietzsche's Philosophical Aestheticism"27. Robin Small: Becoming vs. being: "Being, Becoming and Time in Nietzsche"28. Paul S. Loeb: Eternal recurrence: "Eternal Recurrence"Part 6: Developments of will to power29. Peter Poellner: Will to power and causation: "Nietzsche's Metaphysical Sketches: Causality and Will to Power"30. Bernard Reginster: Will to power and values: "Honesty, Curiosity, and Affirmation in Nietzsche's Free Spirits"31. Paul Katsafanas: Drives: "Nietzsche's Philosophical Psychology"32. John Richardson: Life: "Nietzsche on Life's Ends"Index