Nietzsche, Politics and Modernity Paperback / softback
by David Owen
Part of the Philosophy and Social Criticism series series
Written in a clear and engaging style, this text demonstrates Nietzsche's significance as a philosopher and as a political theorist by highlighting his critique of liberalism (in both its philosophical and political forms) and by elaborating the form of ethical and political understanding which his philosophy discloses. In describing Nietzsche's diagnosis of the modern condition, this book explains the central aspects of his thought including the will to power, the Overman and amor fati.
David Owen traces the relevance of Nietzsche's philosophy to current debates in political theory and engages with key figures such as MacIntyre, Taylor, Rorty and Rawls.
Owen argues that the liberalism of the latter two can be seen as the contemporary expression of Nietzsche's dystopian vision of the Last Man and develops Nietzsche's political agonism as articulating a cogent alternative to liberal political theory.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/09/1995
- Category: History of Western philosophy
- ISBN: 9780803977679
- Hardback from £106.65