On the Genealogy of Morals

A Polemic. By Way of Clarification and Supplement to My Last Book Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche,Douglas Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199537089

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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Nietzsche examines the history of ethics as a history of cruelty, and raises profoundly disquieting issues. He exposes the central values of the Judaeo-Christian and liberal traditions-- compassion, equality, justice-- as the product of a brutal process of conditioning. This is the most sustained of Nietzsche's later works and offers one of the fullest expressions of his characteristic concerns. The introduction places his ideas within the cultural context of his own time and stresses the relevance of his work for a contemporary audience.

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476027309


Page: N.A

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The Majesty of the People

Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Writer in the 1790s

Author: Georgina Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199689067

Category: History

Page: 248

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In looking closely at how theories about the role of the intellectual or the writer are developed as part of the 1790s' contestation of the concept of the majesty of the people, this book contributes to understanding of authorship and the rise of 'culture' in this period. The book focuses on the writing of figures that advance various conceptions of the role of the intellectual in relation to the Majesty of the People. It proceeds via an analysis of the concept ofthe Majesty of the People in the writing of six figures sympathetic to reform in the 1790s: John Thelwall, Thomas Paine, Helen Maria Williams, William Godwin, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and WilliamWordsworth. These enquiries demonstrate the impact of the idea of the Majesty of the People in the 1790s and in emerging conceptions of the role of culture in society.

Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will

Agentless Agency?

Author: Rick Repetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317362098

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 9327

Throughout the history of Buddhism, little has been said prior to the Twentieth Century that explicitly raises the question whether we have free will, though the Buddha rejected fatalism and some Buddhists have addressed whether karma is fatalistic. Recently, however, Buddhist and Western philosophers have begun to explicitly discuss Buddhism and free will. This book incorporates Buddhist philosophy more explicitly into the Western analytic philosophical discussion of free will, both in order to render more perspicuous Buddhist ideas that might shed light on the Western philosophical debate, and in order to render more perspicuous the many possible positions on the free will debate that are available to Buddhist philosophy. The book covers: Buddhist and Western perspectives on the problem of free will The puzzle of whether free will is possible if, as Buddhists believe, there is no agent/self Therav?da views Mah?y?na views Evidential considerations from science, meditation, and skepticism The first book to bring together classical and contemporary perspectives on free will in Buddhist thought, it is of interest to academics working on Buddhist and Western ethics, comparative philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, agency, and personal identity.

Cruel and unusual

punishment and US culture

Author: Brian Jarvis

Publisher: Pluto Pr

ISBN: 9780745315430

Category: History

Page: 287

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Explores who -- and why -- American society punishes, using examples from literature and film.

A Genealogy of Morals

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethics

Page: 289

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The Essential Nietzsche

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 9123

An expert on Nietzsche presents highlights from The Birth of Tragedy, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and other works, and explains their significance to modern readers.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Economy and Society

Author: Jürgen Backhaus,Wolfgang Drechsler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387329803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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Friedrich Nietzsche’s influence on the development of modern social sciences has not been well documented. This volume reconsiders some of Nietzsche’s writings on economics and the science of state, pioneering a line of research up to now unavailable in English. The authors intend to provoke conversation and inspire research on the role that this much misunderstood philosopher and cultural critic has played – or should play – in the history of economics.

Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Ecce Homo

How To Become What You Are

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche,Duncan Large

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199552568

Category: Philosophy

Page: 138

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Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no other. Nietzsche passes under review all his previous books and reaches a final reckoning with his many enemies. Ecce Homo is the summation of an extraordinary philosophical career.

The Portable Nietzsche

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440674198

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 704

View: 813

The works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago. As Walter Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading authorities on Nietzsche, notes in his introduction, “Few writers in any age were so full of ideas,” and few writers have been so consistently misinterpreted. The Portable Nietzsche includes Kaufmann’s definitive translations of the complete and unabridged texts of Nietzsche’s four major works: Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, Nietzsche Contra Wagner and Thus Spoke Zarathustra. In addition, Kaufmann brings together selections from his other books, notes, and letters, to give a full picture of Nietzsche’s development, versatility, and inexhaustibility. “In this volume, one may very conveniently have a rich review of one of the most sensitive, passionate, and misunderstood writers in Western, or any, literature.” —Newsweek

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Reinterpreting Modern Culture

An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche's Philosophy

Author: Paul van Tongeren

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557531560

Category: Philosophy

Page: 322

View: 1865

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) presents himself several times as a physician of culture. He considers it his task to make a diagnosis of the culture of his age, to point to the latent or patent diseases, but also to the possibilities to overcome them. His diagnosis, prognosis, and prescriptions implied an overcoming of traditional interpretation of what is going on in the main domains of culture: knowledge, morality, religion, and art. This book presents Nietzsche's thoughts on knowledge and reality, on morality and politics, and on religion. Preceding these main dialogues is an introduction on the art of reading Nietzsche's texts and on his art of writing.

Wonderful Blood

Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Northern Germany and Beyond

Author: Caroline Walker Bynum

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812220196

Category: History

Page: 402

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Bynum argues that Christ's blood as both object and symbol was central to late medieval art, literature, and religious life. As cult object, blood provided a focus of theological debate about the nature of matter, body, and God and an occasion for Jewish persecution; as motif, blood became a central symbol in popular devotion.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

A Book for Everyone and Nobody

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191623075

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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'The profoundest book there is, born from the innermost richness of truth, an inexhaustible well into which no bucket descends without coming up with gold and goodness.' Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885) was Nietzsche's own favourite among all his books and has proved to be his most popular, having sold millions of copies in many different languages. In it he addresses the problem of how to live a fulfilling life in a world without meaning, in the aftermath of 'the death of God'. Nietzsche's solution lies in the idea of eternal recurrence which he calls 'the highest formula of affirmation that can ever be attained'. A successful engagement with this profoundly Dionysian idea enables us to choose clearly among the myriad possibilities that existence offers, and thereby to affirm every moment of our lives with others on this 'sacred' earth. This translation of Zarathustra (the first new English version for over forty years) conveys the musicality of the original German, and for the first time annotates the abundance of allusions to the Bible and other classic texts with which Nietzsche's masterpiece is in conversation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Human, All Too Human & Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225914


Page: 720

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Human, All Too Human (1878) marks the point where Nietzsche abandons German romanticism for the French Enlightenment. The result is one of the cornerstones of his life's work. Beyond Good and Evil (1886) is a scathing and powerful critique of philosophy, religion and science.

Illuminating Leviticus

A Study of Its Laws and Institutions in the Light of Biblical Narratives

Author: Calum Carmichael

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801885006

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 7756

In this original and provocative study, Calum Carmichael -- a leading scholar of biblical law and rhetoric -- suggests that Hebrew law was inspired by the study of the narratives in Genesis through 2 Kings.