Cornell University Press (1998)

Authors
Aaron Ridley
University of Southampton
Abstract
Aaron Ridley explores Nietzsche's mature ethical thought as expressed in his masterpiece On the Genealogy of Morals. Taking seriously the use that Nietzsche makes of human types, Ridley arranges his book thematically around the six characters who loom largest in that work—the slave, the priest, the philosopher, the artist, the scientist, and the noble. By elucidating what the Genealogy says about these figures, he achieves a persuasive new assessment of Nietzsche's ethics. Ridley's intellectually supple interpretation reveals Nietzsche's ethical position to be deeper and more interesting than is often supposed: the relation, for instance, between Nietzsche's ideal of the noble and the ascetic or priestly conscience does not emerge as a stark opposition but as a rich interplay between the tensions inherent in each. Equally, he shows that certain under-appreciated confusions in Nietzsche's thought reveal much about the positive aspects of the philosopher's moral vision. The only book devoted entirely to the Genealogy, Nietzsche's Conscience offers a sympathetic but tough-minded critical reading of the philosopher's most important work. Delivered in clear and vigorous language and employing a broadly analytical approach, Ridley's commentary makes Nietzsche's reflections on morality more accessible than they have been hitherto
Keywords Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm   Ethics
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2019
ISBN(s) 0801485533   9780801485534   0801435579 (cloth : alk. paper)   9781501729676
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 54,676
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
Chapters BETA

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Nietzsche on Art and Freedom.Aaron Ridley - 2007 - European Journal of Philosophy 15 (2):204–224.
What is the Structure of Genealogy of Morality II?Bernard Reginster - 2018 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 61 (1):1-20.
The Relation Between Sovereignty and Guilt in Nietzsche's Genealogy.Gabriel Zamosc - 2012 - European Journal of Philosophy 20 (S1):E107-e142.

View all 8 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-11-24

Total views
59 ( #164,642 of 2,386,397 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #263,866 of 2,386,397 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes