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Nietzsche and Political Thought, 1st edition

Published by Bloomsbury Academic (January 16th 2014) - Copyright © 2014

1st edition

Nietzsche and Political Thought

ISBN-13: 9781441129338

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Nietzsche challenges the tenets of received political wisdom in a number of ways and his thinking contains resources for revitalising political thinking. Nietzsche and Political Thought offers fresh insights into Nietzsche's relevance for contemporary political thought in light of recent advances in research in the field and key topics in contemporary theorising about politics. An international team of leading scholars provide vital new perspectives on both core and novel topics including justice, democratic theory, biopolitics, the multitude, political psychology, and the Enlightenment. In spite of the controversies, what becomes clear is that Nietzsche is vital for political thought and a more sensitive and nuanced approach than conventional understandings allow is required. Nietzsche continues to have a lively presence in contemporary philosophy and this book reawakens interest in the political dimension of his thinking.

Table of contents

Notes on Contributors List of Abbreviations Introduction, Keith Ansell-Pearson 1. Nietzsche, Genealogy, and Justice, Paul Patton 2. Nietzsche on Truth, Honesty, and Responsibility in Politics, Rosalyn Diprose 3. Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Law, Peter R. Sedgwick 4. Movements and Motivations: Nietzsche and the Invention of Political Psychology, Robert Guay 5. Nietzsche's Freedom: The Art of Agonic Perfectionism, David Owen 6. Reassessing Radical Democratic Theory in the light of Nietzsche's Ontology of Conflict, Herman Siemens 7. Spinoza vs. Kant: Have I Been Understood?, Alan D. Schrift 8. Kairos and Chronos: Nietzsche and the Time of the Multitude, Gary Shapiro 9. Nietzsche and the Engine of Politics, Nandita Biswas Mellamphy 10. Nietzsche's Political Therapy, Michael Ure 11. Nietzsche's Politics of the Event, Vanessa Lemm 12. Nietzsche's Immoralism and the Advent of "Great Politics", Daniel Conway 13. Nietzsche, Badiou, and Grand Politics: An Antiphilosophical Reading, Bruno Bosteels Index

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