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The Resource Nietzsche : the ethics of an immoralist, Peter Berkowitz

Nietzsche : the ethics of an immoralist, Peter Berkowitz

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Nietzsche : the ethics of an immoralist
Title
Nietzsche
Title remainder
the ethics of an immoralist
Statement of responsibility
Peter Berkowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Once regarded as a conservative critic of culture, then enlisted by the court theoreticians of Nazism, Nietzsche has come to be revered by postmodern thinkers as one of their founding fathers, a prophet of human liberation who revealed the perspectival character of all knowledge and broke radically with traditional forms of morality and philosophy. In Nietzsche: The Ethics of an Immoralist, Peter Berkowitz challenges this new orthodoxy, asserting that it produces a one-dimensional picture of Nietzsche's philosophical explorations and passes by much of what is provocative and problematic in his thought. Berkowitz argues that Nietzsche's thought is rooted in extreme and conflicting opinions about metaphysics and human nature. Discovering a deep unity in Nietzsche's work by exploring the structure and argumentative movement of a wide range of his books, Berkowitz shows that Nietzsche is a moral and political philosopher in the Socratic sense whose governing question is, "What is the best life?" Nietzsche, Berkowitz argues, puts forward a severe and aristocratic ethics, an ethics of creativity, that demands that the few human beings who are capable acquire a fundamental understanding of and attain total mastery over the world. Following the path of Nietzsche's thought, Berkowitz shows that this mastery, which represents a suprapolitical form of rule and entails a radical denigration of political life, is, from Nietzsche's own perspective, neither desirable nor attainable. Out of the colorful and richly textured fabric of Nietzsche's books, Peter Berkowitz weaves an interpretation of Nietzsche's achievement that is at once respectful and skeptical, an interpretation that brings out the love of truth, the courage, and the yearning for the good that mark Nietzsche's magisterial effort to live an examined life by giving an account of the best life
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Berkowitz, Peter
Dewey number
193
Index
index present
LC call number
B3318.E9
LC item number
B46 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Ethics, Modern
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich
Label
Nietzsche : the ethics of an immoralist, Peter Berkowitz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-305) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31133760
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 313 pages
Isbn
9780674624429
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94034119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1656856
Label
Nietzsche : the ethics of an immoralist, Peter Berkowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31133760
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 313 pages
Isbn
9780674624429
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94034119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1656856

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