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The challenge of Nietzsche : how to approach his thought

Author: Jeremy Fortier
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020 ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most widely read authors in the world, from the time of his death to the present--as well as one of the most controversial. He has been celebrated as a theorist of individual creativity and self-care but also condemned as an advocate of antimodern politics and hierarchical communalism. Rather than treating these approaches as mutually exclusive, Jeremy Fortier contends that we ought  Read more...
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Fortier, Jeremy.
Challenge of Nietzsche.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020
(DLC) 2019024284
(OCoLC)1104853173
Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Fortier
ISBN: 9780226679426 022667942X
OCLC Number: 1144827813
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages)
Contents: The path to philosophy in On the Genealogy of Morality and Human, All Too Human --
The program of self-discipline in The Wanderer and His Shadow --
The promise of self-transformation in The Case of Wagner --
The project of world-transformation in Thus Spoke Zarathustra --
The prospects for self-knowledge in Ecce Homo and the 1886 prefaces
Responsibility: Jeremy Fortier
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Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most widely read authors in the world, from the time of his death to the present--as well as one of the most controversial. He has been celebrated as a theorist of individual creativity and self-care but also condemned as an advocate of antimodern politics and hierarchical communalism. Rather than treating these approaches as mutually exclusive, Jeremy Fortier contends that we ought instead to understand Nietzsche's complex legacy as the consequence of a self-conscious and artful tension woven into the fabric of his books. The Challenge of Nietzsche uses Nietzsche as a guide to Nietzsche, highlighting the fact that Nietzsche equipped his writings with retrospective self-commentaries and an autobiographical apparatus that clarify how he understood his development as an author, thinker, and human being. Fortier shows that Nietzsche used his writings to establish two major character types, the Free Spirit and Zarathustra, who represent two different approaches to the conduct and understanding of life: one that strives to be as independent and critical of the world as possible, and one that engages with, cares for, and aims to change the world. Nietzsche developed these characters at different moments of his life, in order to confront from contrasting perspectives such elemental experiences as the drive to independence, the feeling of love, and the assessment of one's overall health or well-being. Understanding the tension between the Free Spirit and Zarathustra takes readers to the heart of what Nietzsche identified as the tensions central to his life, and to all human life

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