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Nietzsche: A Critical Reader

Peter Sedgwick (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-19045-5
312 pages
August 1995, Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume collects together for the very first time a record of the key readings which comprise the three principal traditions or methodologies of Nietzsche interpretation: the Anglo-American, German, and French traditions
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Nietzsche's Institutions: Peter Sedgwick (University of Wales, College of Cardiff).

2. The Significance of Michel Foucault's Reading of Nietzsche: Power, the Subject, and Political Theory: Keith Ansell-Pearson.

3. Returning to Nature: Nietzsche's Gotterdammerung: Daniel W. Conway (Pennsylvania State University).

4. Interpreting Signatures (Nietzsche/Heidegger): Two questions: Jacques Derrida.

5. Nietzsche, Ethics and Sexual Difference: Rosalyn Diprose (Finders University of South Australia).

6. Weber, Nietzsche and Music: Andrew Edgar (University of Wales, College of Cardiff).

7. Kant's Doctrine of the Beautiful. Its Misinterpretation by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche: Martin Heidegger.

8. Theories and Innovations in Nietzsche: Logic, Theory of Knowledge and Metaphysics: R. J. Hollingdale.

9. Nietzsche's Attitude Toward Socrates: Walter Kaufmann.

10. Accessories (Ecce Homo, 'Why I Write Such Good Books', 'The Untimelies': Sarah Kofman.

11. Shamanic Nietzshe: Nick Land (University of Warwick).

12. Traces of Discordance: Heidegger - Nietzsche: Will McNeill (DePaul University).

13. Nietzsche and Critical Theory: William Outhwaite.

14. Zarathustra/Zarathustra as Educator: Richard Schacht (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

15. Putting Nietzsche to Work: The Case of Gilles Deleuze: Alan D. Schrift (Grinnell College).

16. The 'Spider's Web' and the 'Tool': Nietzsche vis-&aacute-vis Rorty on Metaphor: Alessandra Tanesini (University of Wales, College of Cardiff).

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Author Information

Peter R. Sedgwick is Lecturer in Philosophy at University of Wales, College of Cardiff. His publications are in 19th-century continental philosophy and contemporary post-analytic philosophy.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Comprehensive coverage of Anglo-American German and French Interpretations
  • Combines newly-commissioned articles with key canonical essays
  • Contains comprehensive introductory essay, bibliography, glossary and index.
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