Nietzsches Ethics and His War on Morality Simon May

ISBN: 9786610905119

Published: January 1st 1999

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232 pages


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Nietzsches Ethics and His War on Morality  by  Simon May

Nietzsches Ethics and His War on Morality by Simon May
January 1st 1999 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 232 pages | ISBN: 9786610905119 | 8.77 Mb

Simon May presents a fresh and wide-ranging critique of Nietzsches famous attack on traditional morality, and of his controversial ethics of life-enhancement. He reveals Nietzsche as both revolutionary and conservative - as one who repudiatesMoreSimon May presents a fresh and wide-ranging critique of Nietzsches famous attack on traditional morality, and of his controversial ethics of life-enhancement. He reveals Nietzsche as both revolutionary and conservative - as one who repudiates traditional moral conceptions of God, guilt, asceticism, pity, and truthfulness, and yet retains a demanding ethics of discipline, conscience, self-creation, generosity, and honesty.

In particular, May shows how Nietzsche rejects truthfulness as an unconditional value and yet celebrates it as one of his own highest values, whose worth is determined by who is pursuing it, for what end, and when in their lives. May is strongly critical of various aspects of Nietzsches thought - his self-defeating conception of justice, his assumption that life-enhancement necessarily demands world-affirmation, his ambition to de-deify the world, and the impossible and undesirable autonomy of the Ubermensch.

But Nietzsche is shown to offer modernity key elements of a coherent ethic, and to provide moral philosophy with important tools for reassessing some of its most cherished values and concepts.- Mays book will be illuminating not just for scholars and students of Nietzsche, in philosophy, literature, and history of ideas, but for anyone interested in current debates about ethics and modernity.



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