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Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy – Culture, Politics, and the Animality of the Human Being - Fordham Scholarship Online
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Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy: Culture, Politics, and the Animality of the Human Being

Vanessa Lemm


This book explores the significance of human animality in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and provides a systematic treatment of the animal theme in Nietzsche's corpus as a whole. The book argues that the animal is neither a random theme nor a metaphorical device in Nietzsche's thought. Instead, it stands at the center of his renewal of the practice and meaning of philosophy itself. The book provides an original contribution to on-going debates on the essence of humanism and its future. At the center of this new interpretation stands Nietzs ... More

Keywords: human animality, Friedrich Nietzsche, humanism, truth, history, morality, forgetfulness, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823230273
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823230273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vanessa Lemm, author