Nietzsche and the Politics of Reaction Essays on Liberalism, Socialism, and Aristocratic Radicalism

This book is intended as a major interdisciplinary contribution to the study of Nietzsche’s thought in particular, and the political right more generally. Historically the assessment of Nietzsche’s politics has ranged from denouncing him as a forerunner to Nazism to claiming he effectively did not h...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: McManus, Matthew (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2023, 2023
Edition:1st ed. 2023
Series:Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Part I: Nietzsche and the Political Right
  • Chapter 1: Nietzsche’s Critique of Egalitarian Post-Christianity
  • Chapter 2: Nietzsche, Politics, and Truth in an Age of Post-Truth
  • Chapter 3: Nietzsche as Muse to the Far Right
  • Chapter 4: The Genealogy of Socialist Morality: Some Preliminary Thoughts On Nietzsche, G.A. Cohen and the Argumentative Value of Moral Disgust
  • Part II: Nietzsche’s Critique of Modernity
  • Chapter 5: Nietzsche and Losurdo on the Enlightenment and the French Revolution
  • Chapter 6: Not Beyond Politics: The Metaphysical Dimensions of Nietzsche’s Anti Democratism in Beyond Good and Evil
  • Chapter 7: Unhappy the Land Where Heroes Are Needed: Nietzsche’s Overman in Dark Times
  • Chapter 8: Nietzsche, Aristotle, and Aristocratic Being
  • Part III: The Aesthetic Politics of Value
  • Chapter 9: Nietzsche’s Dionysus vs. The Nihilism of Social Media Shitposting
  • Chapter 10: Animals Sick with Language: From Syntax to Socialism in Nietzsche
  • Chapter 11: Recurrent Reaction: Nietzsche and the Reaction of the Middle French Strata
  • Chapter 12: Negative Politics: Nietzsche
  • Chapter 12: The Warnings of Nietzsche’s Works: Rhetorical Persuasion in Triumph of the Will (1935) and Death of a Nation (2018)