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Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" Has to Teach Us

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Publisher Comments:

Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most popular and controversial philosophers of the last 150 years. Narcissistic, idiosyncratic, hyperbolic, irreverent--never has a philosopher been appropriated, deconstructed, and scrutinized by such a disparate array of groups, movements, and schools of thought. Adored by many for his passionate ideas and iconoclastic style, he is also vilified for his lack of rigor, apparent cruelty, and disdain for moral decency.

In Living with Nietzsche, Solomon suggests that we read Nietzsche from a very different point of view, as a provocative writer who means to transform the way we view our lives. This means taking Nietzsche personally. Rather than focus on the "true" Nietzsche or trying to determine "what Nietzsche really meant" by his seemingly random and often contradictory pronouncements about "the Big Questions" of philosophy, Solomon reminds us that Nietzsche is not a philosopher of abstract ideas but rather of the dazzling personal insight, the provocative challenge, the incisive personal probe. He does not try to reveal the eternal verities but he does powerfully affect his readers, goading them to see themselves in new and different ways. It is Nietzsche's compelling invitation to self-scrutiny that fascinates us, engages us, and guides us to a "rich inner life." Ultimately, Solomon argues, Nietzsche is an example as well as a promulgator of "passionate inwardness," a life distinguished by its rich passions, exquisite taste, and a sense of personal elegance and excellence.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-233) and index.

About the Author

Robert C. Solomon is Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Business and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of more than twenty-five books including Passion for Wisdom (OUP, 1999), The Joy of Philosophy (OUP, 1999), What Nietzsche Really Said (2000), Introducing Philosophy (OUP, 2002), What is an Emotion? (OUP, 2002), Spirituality for the Skeptic (OUP, 2002), and Not Passion's Slave (OUP, 2002).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Living with Nietzsche

1. Nietzsche ad Hominem

2. Nietzsche's Moral Perspectivism

3. Nietzsche's Passions

4. Nietzsche on Resentment, Love, and Pity

5. Nietzsche's Affirmative Ethics

6. Nietzsche's Virtues: What Would He Make of Us?

7. Nietzsche's Existentialism

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195160147
Subtitle:
Has to Teach Us
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Solomon, Robert C.
Author:
null, Robert C.
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Philosophy | History | 19th C
Series Volume:
74
Publication Date:
20030821
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.100 x 9.100 in 0.869 lb

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