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  1. Nietzsche and The Birth of Tragedy by Paul Raimond Daniels.Vinod Acharya - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):294-300.
    Paul Raimond Daniels’s Nietzsche and The Birth of Tragedy is an engaging, instructive, and clearly written study of Nietzsche’s first book. It is a particularly fine achievement given the difficulties, in terms of both style and content, that Nietzsche’s text presents to the reader. Daniels’s aim is to present BT as an ideal introduction to Nietzsche’s philosophy, and, in light of its problematizing of the relation between art and truth, to argue that BT is crucial for evaluating the aims, successes, (...)
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    On Parasitism and Overflow in Nietzsche's Doctrine of Will to Power. Dill - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):190.
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    On Parasitism and Overflow in Nietzsche's Doctrine of Will to Power.Dill Matt - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):190-218.
    In his notebooks, Nietzsche depicts the will to power as the basic “principle” that informs his evaluations of beings, values, actions, and so on.1 It is his “objective measure of value,” he writes. In his published writings, he refers to the will to power in a similar manner: “What is good? Everything that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? Everything that is born of weakness”. Accordingly, throughout his writings, we find (...)
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    Nietzsche, Tension, and the Tragic Disposition by Matthew Tones.Flucher Elisabeth - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):300-303.
    In Nietzsche, Tension, and the Tragic Disposition, Matthew Tones undertakes an ambitious journey through Nietzsche’s writings, dealing with, among other things, Nietzsche’s notion of tragedy, his relation to ancient Greek thought, his naturalism, and the concept of nobility developed in GM and BGE. Tones thus gives a detailed and insightful reconstruction of Nietzsche’s philosophy. But this strength of the book is unfortunately also its limit. Tones highlights the complexities of the problems he discusses, but one gets the impression that he (...)
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  5. Interanimations: Receiving Modern German Philosophy by Robert B. Pippin, And: Nietzsche, Psychology, and First Philosophy by Robert B. Pippin.Fowles Christopher - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):286-294.
    Alasdair MacIntyre noted that we appear to face a dilemma when engaging with the history of philosophy. Either we interpret great works “so as to make them relevant to our contemporary problems” or we read them “in their own terms, carefully preserving their idiosyncratic and specific character.” The former involves reshaping great thinkers into “what they would have been” had they been our philosophical contemporaries, and risks overlooking, downplaying, or distorting those features of their work that resist such efforts. The (...)
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  6. Nietzsche on Honor and Empathy. Ganesh - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):219.
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    Nietzsche on Honor and Empathy.Akshay Ganesh - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):219-244.
    Despite the abundance of Anglophone Nietzsche scholarship on many of the major themes in his corpus, direct and sustained focus on the “higher type” of human being, the production of whom many prominent commentators concur is the goal of his philosophy, remains uncommon. Scholars typically highlight only one or two features of this figure, and that often as part of a discussion of some other theme in the text.1 In short, we have not yet developed a comprehensive portrait of the (...)
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  8. Nietzsche and Aristotle on Friendship and Self-Knowledge. Harris - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):245.
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  9. Nietzsche and Aristotle on Friendship and Self-Knowledge.I. Harris Daniel - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):245-260.
    Throughout his writings, Nietzsche problematizes self-knowledge, trying to displace rather than satisfy our drive for it. Describing self-knowledge as an ideal only for a certain kind of human being, he writes that it is the community that says, “‘you shall be knowable, express your inner nature by clear and constant signs—otherwise you are dangerous [...]. We despise the secret and unrecognizable.—Consequently, you must consider yourself knowable, you may not be concealed from yourself, you may not believe that you change’”.1 And (...)
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    Does Rarity Confer Value? Nietzsche on the Exceptional Individual. Hassan - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):261.
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  11. Does Rarity Confer Value?: Nietzsche on the Exceptional Individual.Hassan Patrick - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):261-285.
    One feature of the individuals Nietzsche considers paradigms of greatness is that they are, in some capacity, rare —an exception to the majority.1 It would be difficult to overstate the frequency of this association in the texts. From as early as UM, Nietzsche repeatedly contrasts the “rarest and most valuable exemplars” with the pejorative “herd [Heerde]”, the “common [gemein]”, the “mediocre [mittelmässig]”, and the “rabble [Pöbel]”.2 This contrast becomes more explicit in Nietzsche’s mature period, where, for example, he writes plainly (...)
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    Nietzsche's Ethics of Power and the Ideas of Right, Justice, and Dignity. Himmelmann - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):171.
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    Nietzsche's Ethics of Power and the Ideas of Right, Justice, and Dignity.Himmelmann Beatrix - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):171-189.
    With good reason, Nietzsche’s idea of the will to power is considered the focal point of his thinking. It allows for exploring the essential features of Nietzsche’s philosophical project, and for critically looking into its viability. Is Nietzsche right to claim that striving for power has to be regarded as the one and only pivotal drive that grounds human activity? Or do we have to assume counterforces, perhaps ethical counterforces in particular, that oppose or ought to oppose power and striving (...)
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    On the Very Idea of “Justifying Suffering”. Janaway - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):152.
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    On the Very Idea of "Justifying Suffering".Janaway Christopher - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):152-170.
    C. S. Lewis once wrote: “In a sense, [Christianity] creates, rather than solves, the problem of pain, for pain would be no problem unless, side by side with our daily experience of this painful world, we had received what we think a good assurance that ultimate reality is righteous and loving.”1 The Christian solution to its problem is theodicy, a justification of God. Theodicy aims to show that the pain and suffering in reality does not contradict God’s essential nature as (...)
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  16. NANS Editorial Note. Katsafanas - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):151.
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    NANS Editorial Note.Katsafanas Paul - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):151-151.
    The North American Nietzsche Society held the first of its stand-alone conferences at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House in New York City on October 14–17, 2016. The three-day event featured invited keynotes by Bernard Reginster, Christopher Janaway, and Beatrix Himmelmann. In addition, the program committee selected seven blind-reviewed abstracts from a pool of over sixty submissions. The conference concluded with a group discussion on Nietzsche’s conception of philosophy, featuring invited presentations by Paul Loeb, Jacqueline Scott, and Daniel Conway....
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  18. Nietzsche Nella Rivoluzione Conservatrice Ed. By Francesco Cattaneo, Carlo Gentili, and Stefano Marino.Selena Pastorino - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):304-308.
    Analyzing the reception of Nietzsche’s work in the years following World War I is a delicate and important task, one that Nietzsche nella Rivoluzione conservatrice seeks to accomplish by focusing on the so-called Conservative Revolutionary movement and the prominent intellectuals who orbited it. The book is a rich summary of the eponymous congress held in Bologna, promoted by the University of Bologna and the Fondazione Gramsci Emilia-Romagna, and it contains fifteen essays from both young and established scholars, including the editors (...)
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    Nietzsche and Dostoevsky: On the Verge of Nihilism by Paolo Stellino.Christoph Schuringa - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2):308-313.
    In his late work Nietzsche professed profound admiration for Dostoevsky, calling him “the only psychologist [...] from whom I had something to learn”. He also said, characteristically complicating matters, “I am grateful to him in a remarkable way, however much he goes against my deepest instincts”. There is, however, another well-established way of connecting the two authors, due to the Symbolist writer and critic Dmitri Merezhkovsky, which regards Dostoevsky as preemptively refuting Nietzsche’s teachings through his portrayal of the nihilistic protagonists (...)
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    On Nietzsche by Georges Bataille.Keith Ansell-Pearson - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):128-131.
    This is an expanded edition and new translation of Bataille’s Sur Nietzsche, which was written during the final months of the Nazi occupation of France in 1944. Bataille’s book offers a highly unorthodox appreciation of Nietzsche. Stuart Kendall, the translator, comments on the startling heterogeneity of the book and incisively describes it as an “assemblage,” being at once commentary, chronicle, diary, lecture, and meditation. Kendall thinks the preface of the work situates it as a work of social and political philosophy (...)
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  21. Editorial Note. Berry - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):3.
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  22. Letter From the Editor. Berry - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):1.
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    Letter From the Editor.Jessica N. Berry - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):1-2.
    Dear Readers,This is a time of many transitions for JNS and of exciting new developments in Nietzsche studies. Since 2011, I have had the pleasure and the privilege of working as an Associate Editor under Christa Davis Acampora, and as I now step into her editorial role, I know you will join me in thanking her for service to the journal, where her wise stewardship has secured its reputation as the preeminent venue for English-language scholarship on Nietzsche’s thought and work. (...)
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  24. Editorial Note.Jessica N. Berry - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):3-3.
    The program committee of the North American Nietzsche Society recently elected to suspend their long-standing practice of holding group sessions in conjunction with divisional meetings of the American Philosophical Association, and to organize bi-annual conferences instead. This journal will continue to bring its readers select presentations from those events. In the meantime, the seven articles in this issue represent the last of the complete Proceedings and Addresses of the North American Nietzsche Society.The first two articles, on the affirmation and the (...)
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  25. Klassiker Auslegen 57: Friedrich Nietzsche—Die Fröhliche Wissenschaft Ed. By Christian Benne and Jutta Georg.Corall Niklas - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):131-136.
    The importance of GS for understanding Nietzsche’s philosophy cannot be overestimated. While it can be disputed whether or not modern Nietzsche scholarship started with the revaluation of GS—as the editors claim with Giorgio Colli—the work forms an important link between the early and late writings of Nietzsche and especially Z. Klassiker Auslegen—Interpreting Classics—is a series dedicated to interpreting important works of philosophy as a whole through chapters successively discussing the individual chapters of the work. The book at hand consists of (...)
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    Naturalizing Heidegger: His Confrontation with Nietzsche, His Contributions to Environmental Philosophy by David E. Storey.Kaitlyn Creasy - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):144-149.
    It seems strange, on first thought, that anyone might look to Nietzsche to found an environmental ethic. In GS, he claims that “Whatever has value in the current world, has it not in itself, from nature—nature is always valueless”, and he generally lauds the natural strength and nobility manifested in the will to power’s domination and exploitation of resources. Yet in Naturalizing Heidegger, David E. Storey crafts an educative and compelling argument geared toward environmental philosophers who have yet to consider (...)
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    Arte E Niilismo. Nietzsche E o Enigma Do Mundo by João Const'ncio.Wander Andrade de Paula - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):136-140.
    The theme of nihilism has been the object of interpreters’ reflections since Nietzsche’s works were first published, and recent work has placed nihilism at the center of Nietzsche’s philosophical project. João Constâncio’s Arte e niilismo. Nietzsche e o Enigma do Mundo sheds new light on the problem of nihilism by relating it to many key concepts and themes in Nietzsche’s thought. The author starts from the Schopenhauerian perspective according to which what really matters to philosophy is giving an answer to (...)
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    Memento Mori, Memento Vivere: Early Nietzsche on History, Embodiment, and Value. Dries - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):29.
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    Memento Mori, Memento Vivere: Early Nietzsche on History, Embodiment, and Value.Manuel Dries - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):29-55.
    The centrality of the embodiment of mind, self, and values for the later Nietzsche is widely acknowledged. Here, I reconstrue Nietzsche’s HL to show that he uses his drive model of the mind already in this early text. The “historical sickness” central to HL is diagnosed in the form of failures of embodiment and drive control. First, I argue that a precursor to Nietzsche’s figure of “the last human” is already the target in HL. Second, I offer working definitions for (...)
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    Nietzsche and Political Thought Ed. By Keith Ansell-Pearson.Hugo Drochon - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):119-123.
    Nietzsche continues to be a source of inspiration for political thinking, as this diverse collection of articles makes clear. The aim of the volume—according to its commissioning editor Keith Ansell-Pearson, known for his seminal Introduction to Nietzsche as Political Thinker and Nietzsche contra Rousseau —is not to determine, once and for all, what that contribution to political thought ought to be, but rather to show how Nietzsche continues to provide new and interesting ways of thinking about politics today. So Rosalyn (...)
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  31. Emden's Nietzsche.P. J. E. Kail - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):83-94.
    Christian Emden’s informative book has a number of explicit aims: the first aim is to “reconstruct Nietzsche’s philosophical naturalism”; the second aim is to show “that there are specific historical reasons why Nietzsche came to adopt a position best understood in terms of philosophical naturalism”; and the third aim is to show “how Nietzsche’s naturalism and his understanding of the life sciences tie in with genealogy.”1 In pursuit of these aims, Emden divides the book into three parts, one titled “Varieties (...)
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    Judgments That Have Value “Only as Symptoms”: Nietzsche on the Denial of Life in Twilight of the Idols. Elgat - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):4.
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    Judgments That Have Value "Only as Symptoms": Nietzsche on the Denial of Life in Twilight of the Idols.Guy Elgat - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):4-16.
    As is well known, one of the central “existential” goals of Nietzsche’s philosophy was to combat the No-saying attitude to life,1 which he took to be an expression of what he variably called physiological exhaustion, decadence, or sickness.2 This No-saying—which he contrasted with his ideal of life affirmation 3—he supposed to lie at the core of various philosophical and religious views such as Christianity, Buddhism, and Schopenhauerian Pessimism. All, in one way or another, shared in his view that element of (...)
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    Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity: A Reply to Brian Leiter and Peter Kail. Emden - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):95.
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  35. Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity: A Reply to Brian Leiter and Peter Kail.J. Emden Christian - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):95-118.
    Brian Leiter and Peter Kail have delivered thoughtful critiques of my book, Nietzsche’s Naturalism: Philosophy and the Life Sciences in the Nineteenth Century.1 It is a great pleasure to respond to these critiques, since they raise some crucial issues with regard to Nietzsche’s understanding of naturalism and normativity. On the one hand, there are many areas of agreement: Nietzsche’s philosophical project is best understood along the lines of naturalism; developments in the nineteenth-century life sciences, broadly speaking, play a crucial role (...)
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    Compassion and Affirmation in Nietzsche. Harris - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):17.
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    Compassion and Affirmation in Nietzsche.Daniel I. Harris - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):17-28.
    Nietzsche is famously a critic of Mitleid, compassion or pity.1 He claims that because it must condemn all suffering, a morality of compassion is unable to recognize the ennobling aspects of suffering, and so is unable to recognize what is good and noble about those aspects of the human condition susceptible to suffering.2 Compassion thus robs our finitude of significance. Alongside his criticisms of compassion, however, at numerous places we see Nietzsche distinguishing between conceptions of compassion made different by the (...)
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  38. Emden's Nietzsche. Kail - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):83.
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    Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy by Antoine Panaïoti.Laura Langone - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):140-144.
    The studies on Nietzsche and Buddhism in the Nietzsche literature are rather recent. The first English monograph on the subject was Freny Mistry’s Nietzsche and Buddhism: Prolegomenon to a Comparative Study, followed by Robert G. Morrison’s Nietzsche and Buddhism: A Study in Nihilism and Ironic Affinities. While Mistry’s study focuses on the Buddhist and the Nietzschean theories of eternal recurrence, Morrison’s compares Nietzsche’s concepts with Buddhist tenets. In contrast, Antoine Panaïoti’s Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy aims to show how Nietzsche and (...)
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    Nietzsche's Naturalism and Nineteenth-Century Biology. Leiter - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):71.
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  41. Nietzsche's Naturalism and Nineteenth-Century Biology.Leiter Brian - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):71-82.
    Christian Emden has written an informative if sometimes philosophically frustrating book about Nietzsche’s engagement with both neo-Kantian philosophers 1 and the life sciences from the 1840s onward. Emden documents the preceding with an eye to shedding light not only on Nietzsche’s naturalism, on “what does it mean to ‘translate humanity back into nature’” as Nietzsche put it in BGE, but also on what Emden calls “the problem of normativity,” variously stated as how to “obtain an understanding of the sources of (...)
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    Nietzsche. L'antiphilosophie I. 1992–1993 by Alain Badiou. [REVIEW]Philip Mills - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):123-127.
    It is common knowledge that Nietzsche is very critical of traditional philosophy and strongly opposes a number of philosophers, but Alain Badiou goes beyond this claim to interpret and classify Nietzsche as an “antiphilosopher.” As such, Badiou’s interpretation belongs to the vast literature focusing on Nietzsche’s critique of metaphysics and truth. However, Badiou goes a bit further and develops a notion of “antiphilosophy” that not only is critical but also has a positive impact: Nietzsche is not only a critic of (...)
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  43. Nietzschean Pragmatism. Sinhababu - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):56.
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  44. Nietzschean Pragmatism.Neil Sinhababu - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):56-70.
    Nietzsche holds that one should believe what best promotes life, and he also accepts the correspondence theory of truth. I’ll call this conjunction of views Nietzschean pragmatism. This article provides textual evidence for attributing this pragmatist position to Nietzsche and explains how his broader metaethical views led him to it.The following section introduces Nietzschean pragmatism, discussing how Nietzsche expresses it in BGE, and distinguishing it from William James’s pragmatism about truth. The second section explains how Nietzsche’s skepticism about values that (...)
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