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Contesting Nietzsche

Contesting Nietzsche

Christa Davis Acampora

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923901
eISBN:
9780226923918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923918.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This work offers a rethinking of Friedrich Nietzsche’s crucial notion of the agon. Analyzing an array of primary and secondary sources and synthesizing decades of Nietzsche scholarship, it shows how ... More

Encounters & ReflectionsConversations with Seth Benardete

Encounters & Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete

Seth Benardete

Ronna Burger (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042787
eISBN:
9780226042770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042770.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents a portrait of the life and works of Seth Benardete that reflects on both the people he knew and the topics which fascinated him throughout his career. The first part of the book ... More

Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of PhilosophyOn Original Forgetting

Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy: On Original Forgetting

Richard L. Velkley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226852546
eISBN:
9780226852553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226852553.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book examines the complex philosophical relationship between Martin Heidegger and Leo Strauss. It argues that both thinkers provide searching analyses of the philosophical tradition’s origins in ... More

Kant and Phenomenology

Kant and Phenomenology

Tom Rockmore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226723402
eISBN:
9780226723419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723419.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Phenomenology, together with Marxism, pragmatism, and analytic philosophy, dominated philosophy in the twentieth century—and Edmund Husserl is usually thought to have been the first to develop the ... More

Kant’s OrganicismEpigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy

Kant’s Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy

Jennifer Mensch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226021980
eISBN:
9780226022031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226022031.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Because it laid the foundation for nearly all subsequent epistemologies, Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason has overshadowed his other interests in natural history and the life sciences, which ... More

Maimonides and SpinozaTheir Conflicting Views of Human Nature

Maimonides and Spinoza: Their Conflicting Views of Human Nature

Joshua Parens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226645742
eISBN:
9780226645766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645766.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Until the last century, it was generally agreed that Maimonides was a great defender of Judaism, and Spinoza—as an Enlightenment advocate for secularization—among its key opponents. However, a new ... More

The Moral Meaning of NatureNietzsche’s Darwinian Religion and Its Critics

The Moral Meaning of Nature: Nietzsche’s Darwinian Religion and Its Critics

Peter J. Woodford

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226539751
eISBN:
9780226539928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226539928.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

What does biological evolution tell us about the nature of religion, about ethical values, or even about the meaning and purpose of life? Notable contemporary debates have indicated the continuing ... More

Nietzsche's Journey to SorrentoGenesis of the Philosophy of the Free Spirit

Nietzsche's Journey to Sorrento: Genesis of the Philosophy of the Free Spirit

Paolo D'Iorio

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226164564
eISBN:
9780226288659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288659.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Nietzsche's Journey to Sorrento situates the turning point in Nietzsche's philosophy at the moment of his 1876 sabbatical in Sorrento. Nietzsche traveled to Southern Italy, accompanied by his friends ... More

Nietzsche’s EnlightenmentThe Free-Spirit Trilogy of the Middle Period

Nietzsche’s Enlightenment: The Free-Spirit Trilogy of the Middle Period

Paul Franco

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226259819
eISBN:
9780226259840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259840.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

While much attention has been lavished on Friedrich Nietzsche’s earlier and later works, those of his so-called middle period have been generally neglected, perhaps because of their aphoristic style ... More

On Descartes' Passive ThoughtThe Myth of Cartesian Dualism

On Descartes' Passive Thought: The Myth of Cartesian Dualism

Jean-Luc Marion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226192581
eISBN:
9780226192611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226192611.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Although Descartes is often thought to advocate a strong dualistic split between mind and body, valuing the mind over the body and even doubting the latter’s existence, this careful treatment of the ... More

The Other RenaissanceItalian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

Rocco Rubini

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226186139
eISBN:
9780226186276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226186276.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book provides an overdue cultural translation of modern Italian intellectual and philosophical history, a development bookended by Giambattista Vico and Antonio Gramsci. It shows Italian ... More

The Philosophy ScareThe Politics of Reason in the Early Cold War

The Philosophy Scare: The Politics of Reason in the Early Cold War

John McCumber

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226396385
eISBN:
9780226396415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396415.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book argues that the domestic tumult of the early Cold War favored a “new and improved” philosophical paradigm for America, better adapted to the times than other approaches. Comprised of ... More

The Powers of Pure ReasonKant and the Idea of Cosmic Philosophy

The Powers of Pure Reason: Kant and the Idea of Cosmic Philosophy

Alfredo Ferrarin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226243153
eISBN:
9780226243290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243290.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The book is a full-fledged examination of Kant on reason. Reason is about a comprehensive vision that understands itself (from sciences and cognitions to action to all objects of its legislation) in ... More

The Romantic AbsoluteBeing and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804

The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804

Dalia Nassar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084060
eISBN:
9780226084237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

While the notion of the absolute is most often identified with Hegel’s philosophical system, The Romantic Absolute explicates the significance of the absolute in the epistemology and metaphysics of ... More

Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization

Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization

Hasana Sharp

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226750743
eISBN:
9780226750750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

There have been many Spinozas over the centuries: atheist, romantic pantheist, great thinker of the multitude, advocate of the liberated individual, and rigorous rationalist. The common thread ... More

The Symbolic Construction of RealityThe Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Jeffrey Andrew Barash (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In 1933, eminent philosopher Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945) fled Nazi Germany for the United States. His fame in Europe having already been established through a public debate with Martin Heidegger in ... More

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