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    Heidegger on Guilt: Reconstructing the Transcendental Argument in Being and Time.Guy Elgat - forthcoming - European Journal of Philosophy.
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    Nietzsche’s Failed Engagement with Schopenhauer’s Pessimism: An Analysis.Guy Elgat - forthcoming - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy:1-25.
    ABSTRACTWhile a common view in the literature is that Nietzsche cannot successfully argue against Schopenhauer’s pessimism, a detailed explanation of why this is so is lacking. In this paper I prov...
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    Amor Fati as Practice: How to Love Fate.Guy Elgat - 2016 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 54 (2):174-188.
    On the basis of an interpretation of key passages in The Gay Science, this paper examines Nietzsche's idea of amor fati—love of fate. Nietzsche's idea of amor fati involves the wish to be able to learn how to see things as beautiful. This gives the impression that amor, love, is supposed to play some role in the beautification of fate. But Nietzsche also explains amor fati in relation to his desire to be a devoted “Yes-sayer.” This pulls the interpretation of (...)
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    How Smart (and Just) Is Ressentiment? Elgat - 2016 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 47 (2):247-255.
    Ressentiment—the affectively charged desire for revenge that arises in response to a perceived injury1—is for Nietzsche a concept of central psychological explanatory significance, and thus makes up one of Nietzsche’s most important analytic tools in his attempt to delve into the human psyche and fathom its depth. As Walter Kaufmann says, it “constitutes one of [Nietzsche’s] major contributions to psychology.”2 As such, it has been justly awarded ample attention by scholars in the secondary literature. However, while Nietzsche’s employment of ressentiment (...)
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    The Individualization of Conscience: What Daybreak (9, 10, 544) and The Gay Science (117) Tell Us About the Sovereign Individual. [REVIEW]Guy Elgat - 2020 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 63 (1):1-19.
    ABSTRACTThe figure of the sovereign individual has stood for about two decades at the center of an exegetical debate concerning its identity and ideality. What is often lost sight of in these debates is the role of the sovereign individual in Nietzsche’s genealogy of guilt and bad conscience in the Genealogy’s second essay. I argue for the following claims. First, that the figure of the sovereign individual is not a singular occurrence in Nietzsche’s published writings but is present in sections (...)
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    The Individualization of Conscience: What Daybreak and The Gay Science Tell Us About the Sovereign Individual.Guy Elgat - forthcoming - Tandf: Inquiry:1-19.
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    Nietzsche's Critique of Pure Altruism—Developing an Argument From Human, All Too Human.Guy Elgat - 2015 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 58 (3):308-326.
    Nietzsche often appears, especially in his writings from the middle period, to endorse psychological egoism, namely the claim that all actions are motivated by, and are for the sake of, the agent’s own self-interest. I argue that Nietzsche’s position in Human, All Too Human should not be so understood. Rather, he is claiming, more weakly and more plausibly, that no action is entirely unegoistic, entirely free of egoistic motivations. Thus some actions might be motivated both by egoistic and unegoistic motives, (...)
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    The Arguments of Radical Atheism – Some Critical Reflections.Guy Elgat - 2019 - Derrida Today 12 (2):130-151.
    The paper provides a critical review of Martin Hägglund's influential Radical Atheism. The paper focuses on what Hägglund calls ‘radical atheism’: the view that according to Derrida ‘the best is the worst’. First, the paper critically examines Hägglund's reconstruction of Derrida's argument for the structure of the trace or ‘the spacing of time’. This analysis clarifies one of the central premises in Hägglund's argument for radical atheism: the ‘contamination’ claim, according to which anything temporal is open as such to the (...)
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    Slave Revolt, Deflated Self-Deception.Guy Elgat - 2015 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (3):524-544.
    The problem of self-deception lies at the heart of Nietzsche's account of the slave revolt in morality in the first essay of On the Genealogy of Morals. The viability of Nietzsche's genealogy of morality is thus crucially dependent on a successful explanation of the self-deception the slaves of the first essay are caught in. But the phenomenon of self-deception is notoriously puzzling. In this paper, after critically examining existing interpretations of the slaves’ self-deception, I provide, by drawing on Alfred Mele's (...)
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    GJESDAL, KRISTIN. Herder's Hermeneutics: History, Poetry, Enlightenment. Cambridge University Press, 2017, Xiv + 231 Pp., $99.99 Cloth. [REVIEW]Guy Elgat - 2019 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 77 (1):96-99.
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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):4-16.
    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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    Mininger, J. D. And Jason Michael Peck, Eds. German Aesthetics: Fundamental Concepts From Baumgarten to Adorno. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016, XI + 269 Pp., $120.00 Cloth. [REVIEW]Guy Elgat - 2018 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76 (2):254-258.
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    Is Punishment Morally Justified? Developing Nietzsche's Critique of Compatibilism in The Wanderer and His Shadow, Section 23.Guy Elgat - 2016 - Journal of the American Philosophical Association 2 (3):420-436.
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  14. Nietzsche's Psychology of Ressentiment: Revenge and Justice in "on the Genealogy of Morals".Guy Elgat - 2017 - Routledge.
    _Ressentiment_—the hateful desire for revenge—plays a pivotal role in Nietzsche’s _On the Genealogy of Morals_. _Ressentiment _explains the formation of bad conscience, guilt, asceticism, and, most importantly, it motivates the "slave revolt" that gives rise to Western morality’s values. _Ressentiment_, however, has not enjoyed a thorough treatment in the secondary literature. This book brings it sharply into focus and provides the first detailed examination of Nietzsche’s psychology of _ressentiment_. Unlike other books on the _Genealogy_, it uses _ressentiment_ as a key (...)
     
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