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Recovering Political Philosophy

Nietzsche’s Culture War

The Unity of the Untimely Meditations

Authors: Brooks, Shilo

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  • Provides the first comprehensive interpretation of Nietzsche’s Untimely Meditations
  • Challenges the view, predominant in Nietzsche scholarship today, that his early and late writings are disparate in concern and approach
  • Argues that the Untimely Meditations form a unified philosophic narrative that constitutes Nietzsche’s first attempt to diagnose and cure the spiritual ailments whose causes he traced to modern culture and science
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This book is the first comprehensive interpretation of Nietzsche’s Untimely Meditations. It argues that the four Meditations—which Nietzsche said “deserve the greatest attention for my development”—are not separate pieces, but instead form a unified philosophic narrative that constitutes his first attempt to diagnose and cure the spiritual ailments whose causes he traced to modern culture and science. Taking Nietzsche’s commentary on the four essays in his autobiographical work Ecce Homo as its interpretive guide, this book also shows that the Untimely Meditations contain early expositions of concepts like the last man, the overman, the new philosopher, the creation of values, and the malleability of nature—all staples of his later philosophy. 

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Shilo Brooks is Instructor at the Herbst Program of Humanities in Engineering at University of Colorado, USA

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“In his excellent book, Brooks persuasively argues that the Meditations are unified in advancing a ‘Culture War’ that Nietzsche wages against our modern scientific age. … as soon as anyone cracks open the Meditations—a first-time reader or scholar—she should have Brooks by her side.” (Jeffrey Church, The Review of Politics, Vol. 81 (2), Spring, 2019)​

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nietzsche’s Culture War
Book Subtitle
The Unity of the Untimely Meditations
Authors
Series Title
Recovering Political Philosophy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61521-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61521-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61520-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87100-4
Series ISSN
2524-7166
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 241
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