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American Nietzsche : a history of an icon and his ideas

Author: Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2012.
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"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...
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Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Nietzsche; Friedrich Nietzsche
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
ISBN: 9780226705811 0226705811 9780226006765 022600676X
OCLC Number: 708762380
Description: 452 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The making of the American Nietzsche --
The soul of man under modernity --
The American naturalization of the Übermensch --
Nietzsche as educator --
Devotions: The Letters --
Dionysian enlightenment --
Antifoundationalism on native grounds --
Nietzsche is us.
Responsibility: Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen.

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