Mcgill-Queen's University Press (2013)

Authors
Peter Sedgwick
Cardiff University
Abstract
In Nietzsche's Justice, Peter Sedgwick takes the theme of justice to the very heart of the great thinker's philosophy. He argues that Nietzsche's treatment of justice springs from an engagement with the themes charted in his first book, The Birth of Tragedy, which invokes the notion of an absolute justice grasped by way of artistic metaphysics. Nietzsche's encounter with Greek tragedy spurs the development of an oracular conception of justice capable of transcending rigid social convention. Sedgwick argues that although Nietzsche's later writings reject his earlier metaphysics, his mature thought is not characterized by a rejection of the possibility of the oracular articulation of justice found in the Birth. Rather, in the aftermath of his rejection of traditional accounts of the nature of will, moral responsibility, and punishment, Nietzsche seeks to rejuvenate justice in naturalistic terms. This rejuvenation is grounded in a radical reinterpretation of the nature of human freedom and in a vision of genuine philosophical thought as the legislation of values and the embracing of an ethic of mercy. The pursuit of this ethic invites a revaluation of the principles explored in Nietzsche's last writings. Smart, concise, and accessibly written, Nietzsche's Justice reveals a philosopher who is both socially embedded and oriented toward contemporary debates on the nature of the modern state.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy this book Find it on Amazon.com
ISBN(s) 9780773542686   9780773542693
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: 59,088
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

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Recent Books on Nietzsche. Bailey & Robertson - 2014 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 45 (3):373.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Concept of Justice in Nietzsche's Philosophy.Harold Weiss - 1992 - Dissertation, Temple University
Les Deux Justices Selon Nietzsche: Un Exemple D’Inversion des Valeurs.Arnaud Francois - 2009 - Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy 1 (2):302-319.
Nietzsche on Justice and Democracy.Vladimir Jelkić - 2006 - Synthesis Philosophica 21 (2):395-403.
Nietzsche's Imperatives.William Henry Winstead - 2001 - Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Nietzsche's Stinking Thigh and the Footsteps of Tariq Ramadan.James Winchester - 2011 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 3 (2):207-224.
Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography (Review).Iain Morrisson - 2011 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (1):129-130.
Nihilism Before Nietzsche.Michael Allen Gillespie - 1995 - University of Chicago Press.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-11-02

Total views
26 ( #407,835 of 2,427,864 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #511,645 of 2,427,864 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes