Journal of Nietzsche Studies 49 (2):253 (2018)

Paul S. Loeb
University of Puget Sound
I would like to answer this question about the future of Nietzsche studies with a question about Nietzsche’s studies of the future. From the start of his career, with BT, until the end, with EH, Nietzsche was obsessed with imagining, anticipating, and shaping the future. Why is that? What is it about Nietzsche’s distinctive philosophical orientation that caused him to be so preoccupied in this way?We Nietzsche scholars have spent considerable time and energy dwelling on his historicist convictions and practices, but very little on his futurist teachings, hopes, and plans. We have thought a lot about his retrospective gaze into the past—for example, his insights about the ancient Greeks or the early Christians—but...
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DOI 10.5325/jnietstud.49.2.0253
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