Nietzsche’s agon for politics?

Vanessa Lemm

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In the last decades, Nietzsche’s conception of agon has been the source of an important current in political theory, namely, agonistic democratic theory. Proponents of democratic agonism take for granted that agon is a political concept. Recently, two works on the concept of agon in Nietzsche have cast into doubt its political character. What is gained and what is lost in our understanding of Nietzsche and of contemporary political theory by shifting the locus of agon away from politics?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e12-e17
Number of pages6
JournalContemporary Political Theory
Issue number1
Early online date28 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015


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