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Nietzsche's Metaphilosophy

Nietzsche's Metaphilosophy
The Nature, Method, and Aims of Philosophy

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Paul S. Loeb, Matthew Meyer, Marco Brusotti, Antoine Panaïoti, Rebecca Bamford, Robert B. Pippin, Mark Alfano, Tsarina Doyle, Paul Katsafanas, João Constâncio, Beatrix Himmelmann, Scott Jenkins, Jacqueline Scott
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  • Publication planned for: December 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108422253

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  • Recent Anglophone scholarship has successfully shown that Nietzsche's thought makes important contributions to a wide range of contemporary philosophical debates. In so doing, however, scholarship has lost sight of another important feature of Nietzsche's project, namely his desire to challenge the very conception of philosophy that has been used to assess his merits as a philosopher. In other words, contemporary scholarship has overlooked Nietzsche's contributions to metaphilosophy, i.e. debates around the nature, methods, and aims of philosophy. This important new collection of essays brings together an international group of distinguished scholars to explore and discuss these contributions and debates. It will appeal to anyone interested in metaphilosophy, Nietzsche studies, German studies, or intellectual history.

    • Distinguished scholars introduce readers to a wide variety of sophisticated and thoughtful perspectives on important questions in Nietzsche studies
    • Highlights Nietzsche's quest to challenge standard notions of what philosophy is
    • Chapters will appeal to readers interested in philosophy, German studies and intellectual history
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ‘Loeb and Meyer have assembled a well-rounded cast of internationally recognized scholars to address the long-unanswered question: 'What exactly is philosophy for Nietzsche?' The resulting volume presents many sides to this crucial problem in a judicious and highly learned fashion.' Anthony K. Jensen, Providence College, Rhode Island

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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: December 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108422253
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Paul S. Loeb and Matthew Meyer
    Part I. Evolving Metaphilosophies:
    1. Metaphilosophy and 'natural history' Marco Brusotti
    2. The dialectics of Nietzsche's metaphilosophies Matthew Meyer
    3. Nietzsche as metaphilosopher Antoine Panaïoti
    Part II. The Nature of Philosophy:
    4. The relationship between science and philosophy as a key feature of Nietzsche's metaphilosophy Rebecca Bamford
    5. Genuine philosophers, value-creation, and will to power: an exegesis of Beyond Good and Evil §211 Paul S. Loeb
    6. Nietzsche's masks: philosophy and religion in Beyond Good and Evil Robert B. Pippin
    Part III. The Method of Philosophy:
    7. Nietzsche's affective perspectivism as a philosophical methodology Mark Alfano
    8. Nietzsche's philosophical naturalism Tsarina Doyle
    9. Nietzsche's moral methodology Paul Katsafanas
    Part IV. The Aims of Philosophy:
    10. Nietzsche's aesthetic conception of philosophy: a (post-Kantian) interpretation of The Gay Science João Constâncio
    11. Metaphysics and metapolitics in Nietzsche and Heidegger Beatrix Himmelmann
    12. Nietzsche's psychology of metaphysics (or, metaphysics as revenge) Scott Jenkins
    13. 'The great seriousness begins': Nietzsche's tragic philosophy and philosophy's role in creating healthier racialized identities Jacqueline Scott.

  • Editors

    Paul S. Loeb, University of Puget Sound, Washington
    Paul S. Loeb is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Puget Sound, Washington. He is the author of The Death of Nietzsche's Zarathustra (Cambridge, 2010) and Unpublished Fragments from the Period of 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' (2019).

    Matthew Meyer, University of Scranton
    Matthew Meyer is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Scranton. He is the author of Reading Nietzsche through the Ancients: An Analysis of Becoming, Perspectivism, and the Principle of Non-Contradiction (2014) and Nietzsche's Free Spirit Works: A Dialectical Reading (Cambridge, forthcoming).


    Paul S. Loeb, Matthew Meyer, Marco Brusotti, Antoine Panaïoti, Rebecca Bamford, Robert B. Pippin, Mark Alfano, Tsarina Doyle, Paul Katsafanas, João Constâncio, Beatrix Himmelmann, Scott Jenkins, Jacqueline Scott

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