Understanding Nietzscheanism
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Series: Understanding Movements in Modern Thought
Author(s): Ashley Woodward  
ISBN: 1844652939
ISBN-13: 9781844652938
Publication Date: 24 Nov 2011
Pages: 224 (216 x 138 mm)
Format: Paperback
Published Price: £14.99
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Nietzsche’s critiques of traditional modes of thinking, valuing and living, as well as his radical proposals for new alternatives, have been vastly influential in a wide variety of areas, such that an understanding of his philosophy and its influence is important for grasping many aspects of contemporary thought and culture. However Nietzsche’s thought is complex and elusive, and has been interpreted in many ways. Moreover, he has influenced starkly contrasting movements and schools of thought, from atheism to theology, from existentialism to poststructuralism, and from Nazism to feminism. This book charts Nietzsche’s influence, both historically and thematically, across a variety of these contrasting disciplines and schools of interpretation. It provides both an accessible introduction to Nietzsche’s thought and its impact and an overview of contemporary approaches to Nietzsche.

“A highly readable account of Nietzsche’s ongoing influence. It is a useful guide, accurate and well-organized. Highly recommended.” – Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

“A superb achievement. The author’s coverage of the phenomenon of Nietzscheanism is admirably comprehensive and hugely instructive. Students and teachers alike will find lucid and informative accounts of the nature and impact of Nietzsche’s ideas on seminal movements in twentieth-century thought such as existentialism, poststructuralism and naturalism, as well as helpful treatments of important topics such as Nietzsche and posthumanism and Nietzsche and politics.” – Keith Ansell-Pearson, University of Warwick

"This is a terrific book, very highly recommended: an indispensable guide to the most productive areas of Nietzsche’s influence. Students and researchers alike will appreciate its scope and currency." – Duncan Large, Swansea University

"A clear, concise guide to Nietzsche’s extraordinarily rich and varied impact on philosophy in the twentieth century. Understanding Nietzscheanism will be welcomed by students and scholars alike." – Nicholas Martin, University of Birmingham

Ashley Woodward lectures in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Introduction: Nietzsche and Nietzscheanism
1. Nietzscheanism and existentialism
2. Nietzscheanism and poststructuralism
3. Nietzscheanism and politics
4. Nietzscheanism and feminism
5. Nietzscheanism and theology
6. Nietzscheanism and posthumanism
7. Nietzscheanism, naturalism and science

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