Nietzsche was surprisingly neglected by most English-language moral philosophers until recently. This volume capitalizes on a growth of interest in Nietzsche's work on morality from two sides--from scholars of the history of philosophy and from contributors to current debates on ethical theory. In eleven new essays, leading philosophers aim both to advance philosophical understanding of Nietzsche's ethical views--his normative and meta-ethics, his moral psychology, his views on free will and the nature of the self--and to make Nietzsche a live participant in contemporary debates in ethics and cognate fields.
ContentsIntroduction / Brian Leiter and Neil Sinhababu
Nietzsche : Perfectionist / Thomas Hurka
The will to power and the ethics of creativity / Bernard Reginster
Nietzschean 'animal psychology' versus Kantian ethics / Mathias Risse
The case for Nietzschean moral psychology / Joshua Knobe and Brian Leiter
Ressentiment, value, and self-vindication : making sense of Nietzsche's slave revolt / R. Jay Wallace
Guilt, bad conscience, and self-punishment in Nietzsche's Genealogy / Christopher Janaway
Honest illusion : valuing for Nietzsche's free spirits / Nadeem J.Z. Hussain
Nietzsche and moral objectivity : the development of Nietzsche's metaethics / Maudemarie Clark and David Dudrick
Affect, value, and objectivity / Peter Poellner
Vengeful thinking and moral epistemology / Neil Sinhababu
Perspectives, fictions, errors, play / Simon Blackburn.
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm,
Ethics, Modern -- 19th century.
|Publisher|| Oxford : New York :Clarendon Press ;2007
Oxford University Press,
vi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -300) and index.
|ISBN||9780199285938 (alk. paper)
0199285934 (alk. paper)