Written in a clear and engaging style, this text demonstrates Nietzsche's significance as a philosopher and as a political theorist by highlighting his critique of liberalism (in both its philosophical and political forms) and by elaborating the form of ethical and political understanding which his philosophy discloses. In describing Nietzsche's diagnosis of the modern condition, this book explains the central aspects of his thought including the will to power, the Overman and amor fati. David Owen traces the relevance of Nietzsche's philosophy to current debates in political theory and engages with key figures such as MacIntyre, Taylor, Rorty and Rawls. Owen argues that the liberalism of the latter two can be seen as the contemporary expression of Nietzsche's dystopian vision of the Last Man and develops Nietzsche's political agonism as articulating a cogent alternative to liberal political theory.
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Author Biography - David Owen
David Owen is lecturer in politics at the University of Southampton. His previous publications include Maturity and Modernity (1994) and Nietzsche, Politics and Modernity (1995). CONTRIBUTORS OUTSIDE WESTERN HEMISPHERE Samanta Ashenden Birkbeck College University of London Paul Connolly University of Ulster Mitchell Dean Macquarrie University Peter Jowers University of the West of England Thomas Osborne University of Bristol Ralph Schroeder Royal Holloway College University of London Nigel South University of Essex Sean Watson University of the West of England Malcolm Waters University of Tasmania