Nietzsche, the Aristocratic Rebel (häftad)
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Gregor Benton
Fluss, Harrison (introd.)
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Nietzsche, the Aristocratic Rebel (häftad)

Nietzsche, the Aristocratic Rebel

Intellectual Biography and Critical Balance-Sheet

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Perhaps no philosopher is more of a conundrum than Nietzsche, the solitary rebel, poet, wayfarer, anti-revolutionary Aufklarer and theorist of aristocratic radicalism. His accusers identify in his 'superman' the origins of Nazism, and thus issue an irrevocable condemnation; his defenders pursue a hermeneutics of innocence founded ultimately in allegory. In a work widely regarded as the most important contribution to Nietzschean studies in recent decades, Domenico Losurdo instead pursues a less reductive strategy. Taking literally the ruthless implications of Nietzsche's anti-democratic thinking-his celebration of slavery, of war and colonial expansion, and eugenics-he nevertheless refuses to treat these from the perspective of the mid-twentieth century. In doing so, he restores Nietzsche's works to their complex nineteenth-century context, and presents a more compelling account of the importance of Nietzsche as philosopher than can be expected from his many contemporary apologists. Originally published in Italian by Bollati Boringhieri Editore as Domenico Losurdo, Nietzsche, il ribelle aristocratico: Biografia intellettuale e bilancio critico, Turin, 2002.
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Domenico Losurdo (1941-2018) was an Italian Marxist philosopher and historian. He was a Professor of History of Philosophy at the University of Urbino and one of the world 's leading Hegel scholars and an expert on 19th and 20th-century intellectual history. He has produced a large body of scholarly work that aims at an analysis of European, and particularly German, philosophy and political thought. Gregor Benton is emeritus professor of Chinese history at Cardiff University. He has published many books on China and other subjects. Harrison Fluss is a corresponding editor with Historical Materialism and a lecturer in philosophy at St. John's University and Manhattan College.


Introduction to the English-Language Edition Harrison Fluss Part 1 Nietzsche in His Time: In Struggle against Socratism and Judaism 1 The Crisis of Culture from Socrates to the Paris Commune 1 The Birth of Tragedy as a Re-interpretation of Hellenism? 2 Tragic Hellenism as Antidote to 'Weak ' Modernity 3 The Paris Commune and the Threat of a 'Horrifying Destruction ' of Culture 4 The Suicide of Tragic Hellenism as Metaphor for the Suicide of the ancien regime 5 From the Anti-Napoleonic Wars to The Birth of Tragedy 6 The Young Nietzsche 's Adherence to German National Liberalism 7 'German Pessimism ', 'Serious View of the World ', 'Tragic View of the World ' 8 The 'German Spirit ' as 'Saviour ' and 'Redeemer ' of Zivilisation 9 'Optimism ', 'Happiness ' and Revolutionary Drift: Nietzsche 's Radicalism 10 An Anti-Pelagian Reconquest of Christianity? 11 Christianity as Subversive and a 'Religion of the Learned ' 12 Eva, Persephone and Prometheus: The Reinterpretation of Original Sin 13 'Greek Serenity ', 'Sensualism ' and Socialism 14 The Apolline, the Dionysiac and the Social Question 15 Athens and Jerusalem; Apollo and Jesus, Dionysus and Apollo 16 Art, Politics and Kulturkritik 17 An Appeal for a 'Struggle against Civilisation ' 18 Manifesto of the Party of the Tragic View of the World 19 Universal History, Universal Judgement, Divine Justice, Theodicy, Cosmodicy 2 Tradition, Myth and the Critique of Revolution 1 'Prejudice ' and 'Instinct ': Burke and Nietzsche 2 Hubris of Reason and 'Neocriticistic ' Reaction 3 The Radicalisation of Neo-criticism: Truth as Metaphor 4 Human Rights and Anthropocentrism 5 'Metaphysics of Genius ' and Cultural Elitism 6 The 'Doric State ' as Dictatorship in the Service of the Production of Genius 3 Socratism and 'Present-Day Judaism ' 1 Aryan 'Tragic Profundity ' and the 'Despicable Jewish Phrase ' 2 Socratism and the Jewish Press in the Struggle against Germanness 3 Judaism in Music and in The Birth of Tragedy 4 Dionysian Germany and the 'Treacherous Dwarfs ' 5 Alexandrianism, Judaism and the 'Jewish-Roman ' World 6 On the Threshold of a Conspiracy Theory 4 The Founding of the Second Reich, and Conflicting Myths of Origin 1 In Search of Hellenism and a volkstumlich Germanness 2 Greeks, Christians, Germans and Indo-Europeans 3 Nietzsche and the Greco-Germanic Myth of Origin 4 Imitation of France and Germany 's Abdication of its Mission 5 Social Conflict and the National-Liberal Recovery of the 'Old Faith ' 6 The Young Nietzsche, the Struggle against 'Secularisation ' and the Defence of the 'Old Faith ' 7 'Secularisation ' and Crisis of Myths of Origin 5 From the 'Judaism ' of Socrates to the 'Judaism ' of Strauss 1 Myths of Origin and Anti-Semitism 2 Strauss, Judaism and the Threat to German Language and Identity 3 'Jewish International ' and 'Aesthetic International ' 4 Superficial Culture [Gebildetheit] and Judaism 5 Philistinism and Judaism 6 Judeophobia, Anti-Semitism and Theoretical and Artistic Surplus in Nietzsche and Wagner Part 2 Nietzsche in His Time: Four Successive Approaches to the Critique of Revolution 6 The 'Solitary Rebel ' Breaks with Tradition and the 'Popular Community ' 1 Prussia 's 'Popular Enlightenment ' as Betrayal of the 'True German Spirit ' 2 The Germanic Myth of Origin and the Condemnation of Hegel 3 Delegitimisation of Modernity and Diagnosis of the 'Historical Sickness ' 4 From the 'Christian ' Critique of the Philosophy of History to the Critique of the Philosophy of History as Secularised Christianity 5 Philosophy of History, Modernity and Massification 6 Philosophy of History, elitism and the Return of Anthropocentrism 7 Cult of Tradition and Pathos of Counterrevolutionary Action 8 'Schopenhauer 's Human Being ' as Antagonist of 'Rousseau 's Human Being ' and of Revolution 9 Two Intellectual Types: The 'Deferential Bum ' and the 'Solitary Rebel '