Nietzsche as Postmodernist
Essays Pro and Contra
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The contributors discuss the current debate about what philosophy is, how it works, and how Nietzsche's thought clarifies or complicates its understanding. They represent a wide range of views and practices, some aggressively postmodern in their approach, some profoundly skeptical about postmodernism. Although the issue of postmodernism is the central focus, the essays also touch on many other areas of interest to readers of Nietzsche.
Clayton Koelb is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago.
"This book addresses the quite timely question of the place of Nietzsche's thought with respect to the Western tradition; the question whether Nietzsche defines or denies the very notion of philosophy as a tradition. With recent shifts in philosophical movements, especially those following in the wake of Heidegger, Nietzsche's work, always of interest, takes on a new and enlarged significance. The topic is extraordinarily timely and significant not just to these times. " — Dennis J. Schmidt, State University of New York at Binghamton