Explores the psychological aspects of Nietzsche's thought and his influence on psychological thinkers such as Freud, Jung, and Adler.
Exploring the connections between Nietzsche's thought and depth psychology, this book sheds new light on the relation between psychology and philosophy. It examines the status and function of Nietzsche's psychological insights within the framework of his thought; explores the formative impact of Nietzsche's "new psychology" on Freud, Adler, Jung, and other major psychoanalysts; and adopts Nietzsche's original psychological insights on the figure and biography of Nietzsche himself.
Contributors include Claude Barbre; Eric Blondel; James P. Cadello; Daniel Chapelle; Daniel W. Conway; Claudia Crawford; Jacob Golomb; Deborah Hayden; Robert C. Holub; Ronald Lehrer; Rochelle L. Millen; George Moraitis; Graham Parkes; Carl Pletsch; Weaver Santaniello; Ofelia Schutte; and Robert C. Solomon.
Jacob Golomb is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the author of several books, including Nietzsche's Enticing Psychology of Power. Weaver Santaniello is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, Berks, and the author of Nietzsche, God, and the Jews, published by SUNY Press. Ronald Lehrer is Associate Professor of Education and Psychology and Program Head of the undergraduate program in Special Education at Touro College. He is the author of Nietzsche's Presence in Freud's Life and Thought: On the Origins of a Psychology of Dynamic Unconscious Mental Functioning, also published by SUNY Press.
"Nietzsche and Depth Psychology affords a rich variety of interpretations of Nietzsche's psychology and its relation to depth psychology, particularly to Freud—a judicious interpretation of power as opposed to will. The topic is very significant in itself and also for the relation between psychology and philosophy in general." — Joan Stambaugh, author of The Other Nietzsche