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Nietzsche and Suffered Social Histories

Genealogy and Convalescence

Authors: Jackson, Jeffrey M.

  • Presents a novel reading of Nieztsche that is simultaneously grounded in historically-relevant research. 
  • Brings together the philosophical writing of Nietzche with the psychoanalytic literature of Freud and Winnicott, and the critical theory of Adorno. 
  • Features a diversity of scholars, both primary and secondary, contemporary and historical
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This book presents a reading of Nietzsche as a thinker of the suffered social histories of subjectivity.  It suggests that Nietzsche’s concept of genealogy needs the concept of convalescence to be coherent. Genealogy is a form of reflection that traces the suffered scenes of which that reflection is symptomatic, whereas convalescence is the ordeal of reflection’s coming to bear its limits within scenes of embodied suffering.  This theme is developed by appeals to Freud’s notion of mourning and the object relations theories of Melanie Klein and D.W. Winnicott, which insist on the primacy of suffered relationality in the genesis of subjectivity.  Moreover, Adorno’s notion of negative dialectics and its emphasis on the primacy of the object are suggested as an alternative context within which to read Nietzsche’s writing, in contrast with dominant modes of criticism.  The discussion will appeal to anyone interested in Nietzsche, critical theory and the relationship between psychoanalysis and philosophy.

About the authors

Jeffrey M. Jackson is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair or the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Houston—Downtown, USA.  He is the author of Philosophy and Working-through the Past: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Social Pathologies.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nietzsche and Suffered Social Histories
Book Subtitle
Genealogy and Convalescence
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60152-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95624-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 185
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