"Are you visiting women? Do not forget your whip "
--"Thus Spoke Zarathustra"
." . . the democratic movement is . . . a form assumed by man in decay"
--"Beyond Good and Evil"
Nietzsche's views on women and politics have long been the most problematic aspects of his thought. "Nietzsche, Feminism and Political Theory" is the first book to focus on the interest Nietzsche's work now arouses among feminist theorists and political philosophers. It is unique in its examination of the ways in which Nietzsche has become an essential point of reference for postmodern ethical and political thought. In twelve outstanding essays, the contributors pursue questions about Nietzsche's views on the body, power, knowledge, self and sexual difference.
The collection illuminates aspects of Nietzsche's epistemology or critical method which have direct bearing on contemporary methodological debates, and makes direct comparisons between Nietzsche and classical political theorists such as Hobbes, Rousseau and Marx. The final essays discuss the effects of Nietzsche's philosophy as mediated by recent post-structuralist readings of his work. This innovative collection shows some of the overlapping and divergent ways in which Nietzsche has become an essential reference point in contemporary ethical and political theory.
Contributors: Keith Ansell-Pearson, Howard Caygill, Daniel W. Conway, Rosalyn Diprose, Penelope Deutscher, Elizabeth Grosz, Frances Oppel, Paul Patton, Paul Redding, Ted Sadler, Marion Tapper, Cathryn Vasseleu.
"The book offers solid scholarship in support of its aims It is a judiciously-chosen sampling of scholarship that does not lose sight of Nietzsche's 'masks of coarseness and...brutality' while welcoming a new awareness of 'subtle features of his thought' that contribute constructively to feminism and political theory."
-"New Nietzsche Studies
""Nietzsche, Feminism and Political Theory is a provocative collection of essays which revolves around teh intersection of Nietzsche with modern philosophy so-called "postmodern" readings of Nietzsche, and questions about "the feminine," feminism and power.."
-International Studies in Philosophy, 1997
"An important contribution to scholarship on the relationship between Nietzsche's writings and feminist and political theory . . . This collection contains a broad range of exciting essays that are sure to be influential across disciplinary boundaries. I am especially excited by the incisive work on the relationship between feminism and Nietzsche studies."
-Kelly Oliver, University of Texas, Austin
Keith Ansell-Pearson, Howard Caygill, Daniel W Conway, Peneope Deutscher, Rosalyn Diprose, Elizabeth Grosz, Frances Oppel, Paul Patton, Paul Redding, Edward Sadler, Marion Tapper, Cathyrn Vasseleu
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 24th June 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1