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Nietzsche and Eugenics

in Breeding Superman: Nietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian and Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239871
eISBN:
9781846312694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239871.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In the early part of the twentieth century, interpretations of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, in combination with the new science of eugenics, represented an influential attempt to formulate a new code ... More


The Textual Estate: Nietzsche and Authorial Responsibility

Seán Burke

in The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618309
eISBN:
9780748652075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618309.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the worst dreams of Plato's Socrates are recurring in the context of the ethically underdetermined scene of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche's reception history. The new ... More


Nietzsche

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

in Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter evaluates the biography of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and elaborates on his particular thoughts on musical philosophy. Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 in Röcken. Three phases can ... More


Deleuze's Untimely: Uses and Abuses in the Appropriation of Nietzsche

Jeffrey A. Bell and Claire Colebrook (eds)

in Deleuze and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748636082
eISBN:
9780748671748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636082.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the expression of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche's untimely within a Deleuzian philosophy of history. Gilles Deleuze's use of the untimely appeared to be not only a departure but a ... More


Friedrich Nietzsche in Auschwitz,1 or the Posthumous Return of the Author

Seán Burke

in The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618309
eISBN:
9780748652075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618309.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Professor Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche's story ends as the narration begins. It is believed that Nietzsche is an unfortunate gambler in the lottery which Bernard Williams called ‘moral luck’. Driven ... More


Oscar Levy: A Nietzschean Vision

in Breeding Superman: Nietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian and Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239871
eISBN:
9781846312694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239871.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines how Oscar Levy was drawn to Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and his work on race and eugenics in Britain. Levy edited the first complete English edition of Nietzsche's Collected ... More


Signature and Authorship in the Phaedrus

Seán Burke

in The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618309
eISBN:
9780748652075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618309.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analytically counterpoises the oral and graphic signatures more Aristotelico as also in a general ethical meditation, before reviving the question of agency as it reflects dialectic's ... More


Conclusion

in Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The dilemma of exemplarity and mediocrity does not end in the nineteenth century, but assumes a different form in the twentieth century for a variety of reasons. One reason is that the distinction ... More


The Average Audience (Lessing on Bourgeois Tragedy)

in Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In The Birth of Tragedy (1872), Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche declares that when the “man of everyday life” assumes the tragic stage, it spells doom for tragedy—and with it great art. This chapter ... More


Breeding Superman: Nietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian and Interwar Britain

Dan Stone

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239871
eISBN:
9781846312694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312694
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Before World War I there existed an intellectual turmoil in Britain as great as any in Germany, France, or Russia, as the debates over Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and eugenics in the context of early ... More


Introduction: Toward Earth’s “Great Politics”

Gary Shapiro

in Nietzsche's Earth: Great Events, Great Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226394459
eISBN:
9780226394596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394596.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter raises questions concerning the context, meaning, and significance of three interrelated concepts in Nietzsche’s work: the earth, great events, and great politics. It argues ... More


Earth, World, Antichrist: Nietzsche after Political Theology

Gary Shapiro

in Nietzsche's Earth: Great Events, Great Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226394459
eISBN:
9780226394596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394596.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This concluding chapter rereads Nietzsche’s notorious text The Antichrist through the lenses of political theology, mediated in part by his affinities and exchanges with theologian Franz Overbeck. It ... More


Unmodern Thinking: Globalization, the End of History, Great Events

Gary Shapiro

in Nietzsche's Earth: Great Events, Great Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226394459
eISBN:
9780226394596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394596.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on Nietzsche’s Unmodern Observations, reading these four essays as polemics against late and quasi-Hegelians (especially D.F. Strauss and E. von Hartmann) who posit some version ... More


Living on the Earth: States, Nomads, Multitude

Gary Shapiro

in Nietzsche's Earth: Great Events, Great Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226394459
eISBN:
9780226394596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394596.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter develops Nietzsche’s analysis of the modern state’s fragility, supposedly the telos of world-history. His observation that the state requires manufactured crises to claim legitimacy is ... More


Nietzsche's Earth: Great Events, Great Politics

Gary Shapiro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226394459
eISBN:
9780226394596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394596.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Nietzsche’s Earth articulates the sense of his call to be “true to the earth,” exploring its political dimensions. Triangulating Nietzsche between the nineteenth century European world of competing ... More


Introduction: The Extremes of Englishness

in Breeding Superman: Nietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian and Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239871
eISBN:
9781846312694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239871.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book examines the reasons for the failure of fascism in Britain and suggests that British proto-fascist ideas may be found in large part in the Nietzsche and eugenics movements representing the ... More


Whose Time Is It?: <i>Kairos</i>, <i>Chronos</i>, Debt

Gary Shapiro

in Nietzsche's Earth: Great Events, Great Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226394459
eISBN:
9780226394596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394596.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Nietzsche rethinks and adapts the classical insistence (Stoics, Machiavelli) on the importance of discerning the right time (kairos) and seizing the opportune moment to his analysis of the changing ... More


Nietzsche's Journey to Sorrento: Genesis of the Philosophy of the Free Spirit

Paolo D'Iorio

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226164564
eISBN:
9780226288659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288659.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Nietzsche's Journey to Sorrento situates the turning point in Nietzsche's philosophy at the moment of his 1876 sabbatical in Sorrento. Nietzsche traveled to Southern Italy, accompanied by his friends ... More


The Meaning of Life: Rephrasing Questions

Irving Singer

in Meaning in Life: The Creation of Value

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513562
eISBN:
9780262259187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513562.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Questions about the meaning of life have been linked to the history of philosophy. People long to uncover the secrets of the universe and what it means, while seeking a meaningful way to live their ... More


“The World Awaits You as a Garden”: A Political Aesthetic of the Anthropocene?

Gary Shapiro

in Nietzsche's Earth: Great Events, Great Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226394459
eISBN:
9780226394596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394596.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Given Nietzsche’s loyalty to the earth, his frequent, admiring references to gardens, perhaps forming the core of an aesthetic politics of the earth should be explored. The chapter offers a close ... More


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