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Maturity and modernity : Nietzsche, Weber, Foucault, and the ambivalence of reason

Author: David Owen
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Maturity and Modernity is the first book to analyze Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault as a tradition of theorising and to chart the development of genealogy as a mode of critique. It provides clear accounts of the main ideas of Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault (as well as a useful Glossary) and illustrates the relations between these thinkers at methodological, substantive and politcal levels.
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Owen, David, 1964-
Maturity and modernity.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997, ©1994
(OCoLC)38058981
Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Owen
ISBN: 9781135083007 1135083002
OCLC Number: 842262382
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 253 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations used in the text; INTRODUCTION; The question of critique; The structure of the text; 1 KANT AND THE QUESTION OF MATURITY; Kant and maturity as enlightenment; Autonomy, reason and history; Conclusion; 2 THE TRANSFORMATION OF CRITIQUE: NIETZSCHE AND GENEALOGY; From epistemology to genealogy; From legislation to evaluation; Will to power as a principle of explanation; Will to power as a principle of evaluation; 3 THE GENEALOGY OF MODERNITY: NIETZSCHE, ASCETICISM AND NIHILISM. From instinct to agency: custom and cultureMasters and slaves: autonomy and ressentiment; From ressentiment to bad conscience: the Jewish experience; From ressentiment to bad conscience: the Greek experience; Jew-Greek, Greek-Jew: Christianity and the will to truth; Christianity, `breeding' and self-reflection; The emergence of nihilism and the psychology of modern man; The pathos of distance and the capacities of modern man; 4 THE POLITICS OF THE ÜBERMENSCH: NIETZSCHE, MATURITY AND MODERNITY; Culture, community and nihilism; Overcoming bad conscience: becoming what one is. Overcoming ressentiment 1: eternal recurrence as pathos of distanceOvercoming ressentiment 2: the time of eternal recurrence; Autonomy and eternal recurrence; The politics of eternal recurrence; The ambivalence of the Übermensch: 'Napoleon' and 'Goethe'; Conclusion: the authority of Nietzsche; 5 GENEALOGY AS CULTURAL SCIENCE: WEBER, METHODOLOGY AND CRITIQUE; History, culture, values: the critique of Rickert; 'Value-freedom', intellectual integrity and ideal-types; Explanation and cultural science; Cultural science as critique. 6 THE GENEALOGY OF MODERNITY: WEBER, ASCETICISM, AND DISENCHANTMENTFrom primitive to universal religion: ancient Judaism; The Protestant ethic 1: charisma, calling and life-spheres; The Protestant ethic 2: science and secularisation; The Protestant ethic 3: politics and bureaucratisation; The fate of modernity; 7 THE POLITICS OF 'PERSONALITY"": WEBER, MATURITY AND MODERNITY; The ambivalence of modernity; The idea of `personality': Weber's cultural ideal; The idea of a 'calling': Weber's vocational ethic; The politics of resistance; Ambivalent ethics: science and politics as vocations. Conclusion: the authority of Weber8 GENEALOGY AS HISTORICAL ONTOLOGY: FOUCAULT, METHODOLOGY AND CRITIQUE; Enlightenment, humanism, modernity; Ironic heroization as archaeological detachment; Ironic heroization as genealogical engagement; The double gaze: problematics and practices; Explanation and historical ontology; Historical ontology as critique; 9 THE GENEALOGY OF MODERNITY: FOUCAULT, HUMANISM AND BIOPOLITICS; An archaeology of humanism; On punitive reason: objectifying individuals; On sexual reason: subjectifying individuals; On political reason: being and biopolitics.
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