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Contesting Nietzsche

Christa Davis Acampora


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 the agon, or contest, organized core areas of Nietzsche’s philosophy, providing an appreciation of the subtleties of his notorious views about power. By focusing so intensely on this particular guiding interest, the book offers a vantage point from which to view this iconic thinker. Though existence—viewed through the lens of Nietzsche’s agon—is fraught with struggle, the book illuminates what Niet ... More

Keywords: Friedrich Nietzsche, agon, agonism, aesthetics, metaphysics, ethics, Homer, Socrates, Saint Paul, Wagner

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226923901
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226923918.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christa Davis Acampora, author