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Nietzsche on freedom and autonomy

Gemes, Ken and May, S., eds. (2009) Nietzsche on freedom and autonomy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199231560.

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The principal aim of this book is to elucidate what freedom, sovereignty, and autonomy mean for Nietzsche and what philosophical resources he gives us to re-think these crucial concepts. A related aim is to examine how Nietzsche connects these concepts to his thoughts about life-affirmation, self-love, promise-making, agency, the ‘will to nothingness’, and the ‘eternal recurrence’, as well as to his search for a ‘genealogical’ understanding of morality. These twelve chapters by leading Nietzsche scholars ask such key questions as: Can we reconcile his rejection of free will with his positive invocations of the notion of free will? How does Nietzsche's celebration of freedom and free spirits sit with his claim that we all have an unchangeable fate? What is the relation between his concepts of freedom and self-overcoming?

Item Type: Book
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): freedom, sovereignty, autonomy, Nietzsche, free will, ethics, theory of action, genealogical, eternal recurrence, agency
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
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Date Deposited: 05 May 2011 12:56
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:17

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