skip to content
American Nietzsche : a history of an icon and his ideas Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

American Nietzsche : a history of an icon and his ideas

Author: Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"If you were looking for a philosopher likely to appeal to Americans, Friedrich Nietzsche would be far from your first choice. After all, in his blazing career, Nietzsche took aim at nearly all the foundations of modern American life: Christian morality, the Enlightenment faith in reason, and the idea of human equality. Despite that, for more than a century Nietzsche has been a hugely popular--and surprisingly  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Nietzsche
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
ISBN: 9780226705811 0226705811 9780226006765 022600676X
OCLC Number: 708762380
Description: 452 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Transatlantic crossings : the aboriginal intellect abroad --
The making of the American Nietzsche. Nietzsche and the European axis of American cosmopolitanism ; The Nietzsche vogue ; The persona of Nietzsche ; Launching "Nietzschean" and "Nietzscheism" into American English --
The soul of man under modernity. Nietzsche and the problems of modern thought ; Unapologetic Catholic apologetics ; The social gospel and the practicability of Christianity ; Nietzsche's service to Christianity ; Jesus of Nazareth, Nietzsche of Naumburg --
The American naturalization of the Übermensch. The Übermensch in the popular imagination ; Self-overcoming and social uplift ; Modern whirl and romantic self-abandonment ; The Übermensch and the German national mind ; The Übermensch at war and the "made in Germany" generation ; To each his own Übermensch --
Nietzsche as educator. Experiencing intellect, or, World-making words ; Imitatio Nietzsche ; The "gay science" of cultural criticism ; The modern intellect and prophetic longing --
Devotions : the letters. Nietzsche possession, possessing Nietzsche ; Nietzschean self-fashioning ; Nietzsche pilgrimage ; Pathos of distance from democratic culture --
Dionysian enlightenment. Walter Kaufmann, German émigrés, and Nietzsche as Hitler's exile ; Nietzsche as problem thinker ; Nietzsche and the Nazis ; Nietzschean experimentalism and Jamesian pragmatism ; Counter-Dionysian enlightenments ; Kaufmann's Nietzsche for all and none --
Antifoundationalism on native grounds. Harold Bloom : the quest for Emersonian priority ; Richard Rorty : fusing the horizons between Nietzsche and the pragmatists ; Stanley Cavell : Nietzsche, Emerson, and American philosophy finding its way home ; Thinking about American thinking --
Nietzsche is us.
Responsibility: Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen.

Abstract:

If you were looking for a philosopher likely to appeal to Americans, Friedrich Nietzsche would be far from your first choice. The author delves deeply into Nietzsche's philosophy, and America's  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Today's inescapable and perplexing Nietzsche is not necessarily the same Nietzsche who inspired readers in the past; and it's the achievement of American Nietzsche to show how that is the case." Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/708762380>
library:oclcnum"708762380"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/708762380>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/89798474>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:birthDate"1844"
schema:deathDate"1900"
schema:familyName"Nietzsche"
schema:givenName"Friedrich Wilhelm"
schema:name"Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900"
schema:name"Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900."
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"2012"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2012"
schema:description"Transatlantic crossings : the aboriginal intellect abroad -- The making of the American Nietzsche. Nietzsche and the European axis of American cosmopolitanism ; The Nietzsche vogue ; The persona of Nietzsche ; Launching "Nietzschean" and "Nietzscheism" into American English -- The soul of man under modernity. Nietzsche and the problems of modern thought ; Unapologetic Catholic apologetics ; The social gospel and the practicability of Christianity ; Nietzsche's service to Christianity ; Jesus of Nazareth, Nietzsche of Naumburg -- The American naturalization of the Übermensch. The Übermensch in the popular imagination ; Self-overcoming and social uplift ; Modern whirl and romantic self-abandonment ; The Übermensch and the German national mind ; The Übermensch at war and the "made in Germany" generation ; To each his own Übermensch -- Nietzsche as educator. Experiencing intellect, or, World-making words ; Imitatio Nietzsche ; The "gay science" of cultural criticism ; The modern intellect and prophetic longing -- Devotions : the letters. Nietzsche possession, possessing Nietzsche ; Nietzschean self-fashioning ; Nietzsche pilgrimage ; Pathos of distance from democratic culture -- Dionysian enlightenment. Walter Kaufmann, German émigrés, and Nietzsche as Hitler's exile ; Nietzsche as problem thinker ; Nietzsche and the Nazis ; Nietzschean experimentalism and Jamesian pragmatism ; Counter-Dionysian enlightenments ; Kaufmann's Nietzsche for all and none -- Antifoundationalism on native grounds. Harold Bloom : the quest for Emersonian priority ; Richard Rorty : fusing the horizons between Nietzsche and the pragmatists ; Stanley Cavell : Nietzsche, Emerson, and American philosophy finding its way home ; Thinking about American thinking -- Nietzsche is us."@en
schema:description""If you were looking for a philosopher likely to appeal to Americans, Friedrich Nietzsche would be far from your first choice. After all, in his blazing career, Nietzsche took aim at nearly all the foundations of modern American life: Christian morality, the Enlightenment faith in reason, and the idea of human equality. Despite that, for more than a century Nietzsche has been a hugely popular--and surprisingly influential--figure in American thought and culture. In American Nietzsche, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen delves deeply into Nietzsche's philosophy, and America's reception of it, to tell the story of his curious appeal. Beginning her account with Ralph Waldo Emerson, whom the seventeen-year-old Nietzsche read fervently, she shows how Nietzsche's ideas first burst on American shores at the turn of the twentieth century, and how they continued alternately to invigorate and to shock Americans for the century to come. She also delineates the broader intellectual and cultural contexts within which a wide array of commentators--academic and armchair philosophers, theologians and atheists, romantic poets and hard-nosed empiricists, and political ideologues and apostates from the Left and the Right--drew insight and inspiration from Nietzsche's claims for the death of God, his challenge to universal truth, and his insistence on the interpretive nature of all human thought and beliefs. At the same time, she explores how his image as an iconoclastic immoralist was put to work in American popular culture, making Nietzsche an unlikely posthumous celebrity capable of inspiring both teenagers and scholars alike. A penetrating examination of a powerful but little-explored undercurrent of twentieth-century American thought and culture, American Nietzsche dramatically recasts our understanding of American intellectual life--and puts Nietzsche squarely at its heart"--Provided by publisher."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/843036661>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"American Nietzsche : a history of an icon and his ideas"@en
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.