Más allá de una política de la dominación: La cultura aristocrática en Nietzsche

Translated title of the contribution: Beyond the politics of domination: Aristocratic culture in Nietzsche

Vanessa Lemm

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Nietzsche's "aristocratic radicalism" has been interpreted to mean either that Nietzsche favors returning to pre-modern political models of aristocratic society which are completely incompatible with modern democracy, or that aristocratism is a radical variant of liberal individualism, an aesthetic and apolitical attitude towards life. In this paper I argue that Nietzsche's aristocratism fits neither of the above interpretations. Rather, Nietzsche understands aristocratic society in spiritual-cultural terms. In the light of an analysis of nobility, an aristocratic society and culture must be a horizontal ordering of equally respected powers for and against each other that aims at the elevation of the significance of the singular individual's responsibility.

Translated title of the contributionBeyond the politics of domination: Aristocratic culture in Nietzsche
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)9-24
Number of pages16
JournalAlpha: revista de artes, letras y filosofía
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010


  • Aristocratism
  • Culture
  • Nietzsche
  • Order of rank (Rangordnung)
  • Politics
  • Responsibility


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