9780226244808

Why We Are Not Nietzscheans

by ; ;
  • ISBN13:

    9780226244808

  • ISBN10:

    0226244806

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-06-09
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping Icon Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • eCampus.com Logo Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $75.00 Save up to $7.50
  • Rent Book $67.50
    Add to Cart Free Shipping Icon Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE
    USUALLY SHIPS IN 7-10 BUSINESS DAYS
    *This item is part of an exclusive publisher rental program and requires an additional convenience fee. This fee will be reflected in the shopping cart.

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

Summary

"To think with Nietzsche against Nietzsche." Thus the editors describe the strategy adopted in this volume to soften the destructive effects of Nietzsche's "philosophy with a hammer" on French philosophy since the 1960s. Frustrated by the infinite inclusiveness of deconstructionism, the contributors to this volume seek to renew the Enlightenment quest for rationality. Though linked by no common dogma, these essays all argue that the "French Nietzsche" transmitted through the deconstructionists must be reexamined in light of the original context in which Nietzsche worked. Each essay questions the viability of Nietzsche's thought in the modern world, variously critiquing his philosophy of history as obsessed with hierarchy, his views on religion and art as myopic and irrational, and his stance on science as hopelessly reactionary. Contending that we must abandon the Nietzsche propped up as patron saint by French deconstructionists in order to return to reason, these essays will stimulate debate not just among Nietzscheans but among all with a stake in modern French philosophy. Contributors are Alain Boyer, Andreacute; Compte-Sponville, Vincent Descombes, Luc Ferry, Robert Legros, Philippe Raynaud, Alain Renault, and Pierre-Andreacute; Taguieff.

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE 1991 FRENCH EDITION vii
1 HIERARCHY AND TRUTH
1(20)
Alain Boyer
2 THE BRUTE, THE SOPHIST, AND THE AESTHETE: "ART IN THE SERVICE OF ILLUSION"
21(49)
Andre Comte-Sponville
3 NIETZSCHE'S FRENCH MOMENT
70(22)
Vincent Descombes
4 "WHAT MUST FIRST BE PROVED IS WORTH LITTLE"
92(18)
Luc Ferry
Alain Renaut
5 THE NIETZSCHEAN METAPHYSICS OF LIFE
110(31)
Robert Legros
6 NIETZSCHE AS EDUCATOR
141(17)
Philippe Raynaud
7 THE TRADITIONAL PARADIGM--HORROR OF MODERNITY AND ANTILIBERALISM: NIETZSCHE IN REACTIONARY RHETORIC
158(67)
Pierre-Andre Taguieff
INDEX 225

Rewards Program

Reviews for Why We Are Not Nietzscheans (9780226244808)