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Nietzsche and the Becoming of Life

Vanessa Lemm


Throughout his writing career Nietzsche advocates the affirmation of earthly life as a way to counteract nihilism and asceticism. This volume takes stock of the complexities and wide-ranging perspectives that Nietzsche brings to bear on the problem of life’s becoming on earth by engaging various interpretative paradigms reaching from existentialist to Darwinist readings of Nietzsche. In an age in which the biological sciences claim to have unlocked the deepest secrets and codes of life, the essays in this volume propose a more skeptical view. Life is both what is closest and what is furthest f ... More

Keywords: Nietzsche, Life, Becoming, Naturalism, Ethics

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823262861
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262861.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vanessa Lemm, editor
University of New South Wales, Australia

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Vanessa Lemm

Part I Contesting Nietzsche’s Naturalism

Part II Evolution, Teleology, and the Laws of Nature

3 Is Evolution Blind?

Virginia Cano

Part III Justice and the Law of Life

Part IV The Becoming of a New Body and Sensibility

12 An “Other Way of Being”

Mónica B. Cragnolini

Part V Purification and the Freedom of Death

Part VI The Becoming of the Soul: Nomadism and Self-Experiment

16 “We Are Experiments”

Keith Ansell-Pearson

17 States and Nomads

Gary Shapiro

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