Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy
Ken Gemes, Simon May
OUP Oxford, May 7, 2009 - Philosophy - 296 pages
The principal aim of this volume is to elucidate what freedom, sovereignty, and autonomy mean for Nietzsche and what philosophical resources he gives us to re-think these crucial concepts. A related aim is to examine how Nietzsche connects these concepts to his thoughts about life-affirmation, self-love, promise-making, agency, the 'will to nothingness', and the 'eternal recurrence', as well as to his search for a 'genealogical' understanding of morality. These twelve essays by leading Nietzsche scholars ask such key questions as: Can we reconcile his rejection of free will with his positive invocations of the notion of free will? How does Nietzsche's celebration of freedom and free spirits sit with his claim that we all have an unchangeable fate? What is the relation between his concepts of freedom and self-overcoming? The depth in which these and related issues are explored gives this volume its value, not only to those interested in Nietzsche, but to all who are concerned with the free will debate, ethics, theory of action, and the history of philosophy.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
1 Nietzsche the Self and the Disunity of Philosophical Reason
2 Nietzsche on Free Will Autonomy and the Sovereign Individual
3 Autonomy Affect and the Self in Nietzsches Project of Genealogy
Nietzsche on Freedom
5 Nihilism and the Free Self
6 Nietzsches Theory of the Will
7 Nietzsches Freedoms
Other editions - View all
achievement action affect of command affirm agency free agent argue argument ascetic ideal autonomy become Brian Leiter Cambridge University Press capacity causa sui causal character claim commandeering thought commitments compatibilist conception conscience consciousness constitutes deserts free discussion epiphenomenal essay ethical evaluative experience explain fact feeling freedom Freud Gay Science Gemes Genealogy ofMorals GM II guilt human idea individual’s interpretation Janaway Kant Kant’s Kantian kind Leiter means merely metaphysical moral responsibility naturalistic nature NeoKantian Nietzsche says Nietzsche’s account Nietzsche’s view normative notion obeying object ofits ofthe ofwilling one’s oneself ourselves overcome Oxford passage person phenomenal phenomenology philosophy position practical promise psychological question R. J. Hollingdale reason reflection rejects relevant ressentiment Ridley self-love self-overcoming sense social soul sovereign individual suggest theoretical theory things trans transcendental truth understanding unity values Walter Kaufmann Zarathustra