Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century. His work continues to have a significant influence on philosophy, cultural criticism and modern intellectual history.
The Nietzschean Mind seeks to provide a comprehensive survey of his work, not only placing it in its historical context but also exploring its contemporary significance. Comprising twenty-eight chapters by a team of international contributors, the volume is divided into seven parts:
• Major works
• Philosophical psychology and agency
• The self
• Culture, society and politics
• Metaphysics and epistemology
• The affirmation of life
This handbook includes coverage of all major aspects of Nietzsche’s thought, including his discussions of value, culture, society, the self, agency, action, philosophical psychology, epistemology and metaphysics; explorations of the philosophical and scientific influences upon Nietzsche’s thought; and discussion of Nietzsche’s major works.
Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, Nietzsche’s work is central to ethics, moral psychology and political philosophy.
"Katsafanas’s new collection provides a highly sophisticated and clear overview of the state of the art in Nietzsche research, from method to meta-ethics to the structure of the self. This is an excellent and wide-ranging volume."
Dr Sacha Golob, King's College London, UK
"This handbook provides an excellent set of new papers on a wide range of Nietzschean topics.Written by a refreshing variety of interpreters, these chapters clarify and advance the philosophical debates over many of Nietzsche's most famous ideas, while also opening up fresh inquiries on several less treated points. This volume is an important resource for further work in the field."
John Richardson, New York University, USA
Table of contents
Abbreviations of Nietzsche’s works
I. Major Works
II. Philosophical psychology and agency
III. The self
V. Culture, Society, and Politics
VI. Metaphysics and Epistemology
VII. The affirmation of life
In philosophy past and present there are some philosophers who tower over the intellectual landscape and have shaped it in indelible ways. So significant is their impact that it is difficult to capture it in one place. The Routledge Philosophical Minds series presents a comprehensive survey of all aspects of a major philosopher's work, from analysis and criticism of their major texts and arguments to the way their ideas are taken up in contemporary philosophy and beyond. Edited by leading figures in their fields and with an outstanding international roster of contributors the series offers a magisterial and unrivalled picture of a great philosophical mind.