Shedding New Light on the Ethical Dimension of Nietzsche's Philosophy

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Abstract

The new publications to review in the area of Nietzsche's ethics largely conceived can be divided into three groups. On the one hand we have Nietzsche's Noble Aims: Affirming Life, Contesting Modernity by Paul E. Kirkland and Differente Plausibilitiiten: Kant und Nietzsche, Tolstoi und Dostojewski Uber Vernunft, Moral und Kunst by Ekaterina Poljakova: whereas the first is based on a PhD dissertation, the second is based on a Habilitationsschrift and largely remains a Habilitationsschrift in terms of structure and style. Both works fall within the continental interpretative approach to the history of philosophy. What stands in the foreground in both books is a thorough engagement with Nietzsche's texts as well as with the history of their reception. They are treated in the first two sections of this review.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-358
Number of pages12
JournalNietzsche-Studien: Internationales Jahrbuch für die Nietzsche-Forschung
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Nietzsche's philosophy
  • ethics
  • criticism

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