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Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of the Soul: A Study of Heroic Individualism e-book

Author:

Leslie Paul Thiele

Language:

English

Category:

Politics

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Philosophy

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4.3

Publisher:

Princeton University Press (August 3, 1990)

Pages:

256

ISBN:

0691020612

Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of the Soul: A Study of Heroic Individualism e-book

by Leslie Paul Thiele


Leslie Paul Thiele demonstrates that you can actually write academically and . Leslie Paul Thiele did a major thing for the I loved this book also.

Leslie Paul Thiele demonstrates that you can actually write academically and beautifully at the same time. Moreover his delineation of Nietzsche's conception of heroism and the crisis of modernity is crystal clear. The only problem is that he cowardly shies away from the darker aspects of Nietzsche's writings, namely his politics .

This book is great for both those brand new to Nietzsche, as well as for .

This book is great for both those brand new to Nietzsche, as well as for those who are familiar with his ideas but could benefit from a structured and coherent analysis of his philosophy as a whole. God had died in Nietzsche’s world. For nihilism, the bane of modern life, was just such a denial of the heroic, the denial of all greatness, the depreciation of all striving. The Nietzschean project, in short, was is to instill a passion for greatness in a world without gods. The philosophy of individualism only applies to those who, in Nietzsche’s evaluation, are capable of becoming individuals – and that excludes the majority.

Manufacturer: Princeton University Press Release date: 3 August 1990 ISBN-10 : 0691020612 ISBN-13: 9780691020617.

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The Politics of Individualism: Liberalism, Liberal Feminism, and Anarchism is a 1993 political science book by L. Susan Brown. She argues that what they have in common is "existential individualism", the belief in freedom for freedom's sake

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Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of the Soul: A Study in Heroic IndividualismLeslie Paul Thiele Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990, pp. xiv, 233. Tracy B. Strong (a1). University of California, San Diego. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 10 November 2009.

Reading Nietzsche's works as the "political biography of his soul," Leslie Thiele presents an original and accessible essay on the great thinker's attempt to lead a heroic life as a philosopher, artist, saint, educator, and solitary. He takes as his point of departure Nietzsche's conception of the soul as a multiplicity of conflicting drives and personae, and focuses on the task Nietzsche allotted himself "to make a cosmos out of his chaotic inheritance." This struggle to "become what you are" by way of a spiritual politics is demonstrated to be Nietzsche's foremost concern, which fused his philosophy with his life.

The book offers a conversation with Nietzsche rather than a consideration of the secondary literature, yet it takes to task many prevalent approaches to his work, and contests especially the way we often restrict our encounter with him to conceptual analysis. All deconstructionist attempts to portray him as solely concerned with the destruction of the subject and the dispersion of the self, rather than its unification, are called into question. Often portrayed as the champion of nihilism, Nietzsche here emerges as a thinker who saw his primary task as the overcoming of nihilism through the heroic struggle of individuation.


Mananara
I agree with others who have reviewed. This book has many excellent passages and is much better than some more well known books. I own nearly eveything published on Nietzsche in English and this was a pleasant surprise. While the title is on point, it is one of the reasons the book may have failed to garner a larger audience.
Niwield
Suggest understanding Nietzsche before reading. Still a good book for the wise who understand.
bass
The author did an amazing job of laying out Nietzsche's task. The internal struggle of this complex man is laid out in a very approachable way. Possibly the best book on Nietzsche I have read.
Tcaruieb
Excellent book
Kefym
Exactly what I wanted. I buy books for instructors who forgot to order on time or ones that are out of print.
Gavigamand
Could Friedrich Nietzsche actually have a hero? For those familiar with his works, the answer to this question would not be an easy one, for the reason that Nietzsche's writings are so honest as to be almost obscure. It is not common in literature or philosophy to find an author so willingly an exhibitionist. It is as though Nietzsche were himself trying to figure out who he was in his writings, and he never hesitates to reveal his thoughts. But maybe exhibitionist is not the right term to describe Nietzsche, as such a characterization would imply that he needed another's look to justify himself. But it seems as though Nietzsche was not writing for another, but for himself, feeling perhaps that his self-analysis was best done on paper.
The author addresses this book to the readers of Nietzsche's works who are "victims" and have swallowed the bait, and consequently "carried along by the flights of his thought". She makes sure immediately to caution the reader that the expression "heroic individualism" is not found in any of Nietzsche's writings. But the equation "individual = hero" holds throughout his works. The author does a fine job of extracting this mathematics of individuation from the the writings of Nietzsche. One finishing the book, one carries away a deeper appreciation of the playful seriousness of Nietzsche's philosophy and his admonition to do philosophy while always looking in the mirror, and seeing one's own reflection, not someone else's.
Nietzsche was always celebrating, according to the author, the death of gods, and his project was to inspire a passion for greatness in a world without gods. But idols are to be smashed, and the grandeur of man is not to be found in a divine origin. It is making use of the dynamism of the flux, and the achieving of fame, and not its achievement, that is true heroism. The hero is a "dragon-slayer" who must achieve in life the highest value, and it (life) is never to be squandered. Caution though must be ever present, lest one use heroism not as a stimulus to self-development but as a means of avoiding it. "Sentimental dirge" and Wagnerian romanticism must be rejected.
The great man does not seek the admiration of the many, as the author again characterizes Nietzschean heroism: "go silently through the world and out of the world". The temptation for recognition must be avoided; one must not succoumb to the illusion of fame. The golden calf is not to replace the true self as the object of worship. Glory is always self-administered.
So how rare or common today is the hero of the Nietzschean type? Well, quite common...thousands...maybe hundreds of thousands. They are to be found in dance, in science, in literature, on the battlefield, behind the counter, sitting in the classroom and also standing in front of it, in the laboratory....indeed everywhere....the 21st century has no paucity of heroism.
Heri
This book has risen further in my estimation on re-reading. Intellectually honest and daring, it is a `must read' for any inquisitive Nietzsche `searcher and researcher'. For once, Nietzsche the man and Nietzsche the philosopher merge. The author has an undeniable passion and veneration for the eponymous hero, and not (as is the case of many other authors of secondary literature) for himself.
I was taking lithium when I bought this book 19 years ago. My interest in philosophy was tangential. There are only a few pages in this book that emphasize how much a true individual would be out of step with the government and morality of a country that taught me dirty jokes like: flick my Bic. I was taking lithium to keep myself from flipping out like Nietzsche lost control after his 44th birthday on October 15, 1888. Feeling so much closer to Nietzsche than to the scholars who try to make constructive use of those ideas that are not directed at women and Germans, I was not open to all this book has to say. Lately it seems that a herd of scholars derived so much from this book: I ought to join their collective consciousness just to see if it can flick my Bic.

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