Nietzsche's New Darwinism
By (author) John Richardson
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Nietzsche's New Darwinism by John Richardson
Book DescriptionNietzsche wrote in a scientific culture transformed by Darwin. He read extensively in German and British Darwinists, and his own works dealt often with such obvious Darwinian themes as struggle and evolution. Yet most of what Nietzsche said about Darwin was hostile: he sharply attacked many of his ideas, and often slurred Darwin himself as "mediocre." So most readers of Nietzsche have inferred that he must have cast Darwin quite aside. But in fact, John Richardson argues, Nietzsche was deeply and pervasively influenced by Darwin. He stressed his disagreements, but was silent about several core points he took over from Darwin. Moreover, Richardson claims, these Darwinian borrowings were to Nietzsche's credit: when we bring them to the surface we discover his positions to be much stronger than we had thought. Even Nietzsche's radical innovations are more plausible when we expose their Darwinian ground; we see that they amount to a "new Darwinism." The book's four chapters show how four of Nietzsche's most problematic ideas benefit from this Darwinian setting. These are: his claim that life is "will to power," his insistence that his values are "higher" yet also "just his," his disturbing ethics of selfishness and politics of inequality, and his elevation of aesthetic over moral values. Richardson argues that each of these Nietzschean ideas has a clearer and stronger sense when set on the scientific ground he takes from Darwin.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195380293
(235mm x 157mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 4-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Richardson
Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche, Paperback (May 2016)
An international team of scholars offer a broad engagement with the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche. They discuss the main topics of his philosophy, under the headings of values, epistemology and metaphysics, and will to power. Other sections are devoted to his life, his relations to other philosophers, and his individual works.
Wake Up and Sell More Coffee, Paperback (December 2015)
A follow-up book to the author's first popular book, Wake and Smell the Profit, this book is designed to show the best advice, for aspiring or existing coffee shops, from a selection of some of the best coffee shops and industry experts in the world.
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Author Biography - John Richardson
John Richardson is Professor of Philosophy at New York University and author of Nietzsche's System (OUP, 1996).
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