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Richardson, John, 1951-
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
viii, 379 pages ; 20 cm.
Introduction / John Richardson -- Nietzsche's critique of truth / Ken Gemes -- The development of Nietzsche's later position / Maudemarie Clark -- Perspectival truth / Peter Poellner -- The eternal recurrence / Alexander Nehamas -- Nietzsche's doctrines of the will to power / Maudemarie Clark -- Nietzsche's power ontology / John Richardson -- Making life worth living: Nietzsche on art in The birth of tragedy / Richard Schacht -- Nietzsche: the revaluation of values / Philippa Foot / Nietzsche and the morality critics / Brian Leiter -- 'How one becomes what one is' / Alexander Nehamas -- The paradox of fatalism and self-creation in Nietzsche / Brian Leiter -- Nietzsche and genealogy / Raymond Geuss -- Nietzsche, genealogy, history / Michel Foucault.
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This volume, the latest in the Oxford Readings in Philosophy series, brings together some of the best and most influential recent philosophical scholarship on Nietzsche. Opening with a substantial introduction by John Richardson that sets the pieces in their scholarly context, the selectedpapers cover these main topics: Nietzsche's views on truth and knowledge, his 'doctrines' of the eternal recurrence and will to power, his distinction between Apollinian and Dionysian art, his critique of morality, his conceptions of agency and self-creation, and his genealogical method. For each of these issues, the papers show Nietzsche's continuing philosophical importance. In addition, most of the topics are treated by two or more papers, arguing for contrasting readings of his position, providing both a synoptic view of his main ideas and an argued examination of each.Giving a clear and accessible overview of the main topics in Nietzsche, while retaining an analytical philosophical approach throughout, this volume is essential reading for all students of Nietzsche.

Author Notes

John Richardson is Professor of Philosophy at New York University Brian Leiter is Charles I. Francis Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin

Table of Contents

John Richardson: Introduction
1 Ken Gemes: Nietzsche's Critique of Truth
2 Maudemarie Clark: The Development of Nietzsche's Later Position on Truth
3 Peter Poellner: Perspective Truth
4 Alexander Nehamas: The Eternal Recurrence
5 Maudemarie Clark: Nietzsche's Doctrines of the Will to Power
6 John Richardson: Nietzsche's Power Ontology
7 Making Life Worth Living: Nietzsche on Art in The Birth ofTragedyRichard Schacht
8 Philippa Foot: Nietzsche: The Revaluation of All Values
9 Brian Leiter: Nietzsche and the Morality Critics
10 Alexander Nehamas: "How One Becomes What One Is"
11 Brian Leiter: The Paradox of Fatalism and Self-Creation in Nietzsche
12 Raymond Geuss: Nietzsche and Genealogy
13 Michel Foucault: Nietzsche, Genealogy, HistoryNotes on Contributors
Index of Names
Index Locorum