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?
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Contemporary Political Theory|
|Early online date||28 Oct 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2015|