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Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy: Culture, Politics, and the Animality of the Human Being (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy (Paperback Unnumbered)) Paperback – April 15, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0823230280 ISBN-10: 0823230287 Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy (Paperback Unnumbered)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press; 4 edition (April 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823230287
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823230280
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,234,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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. . . Convincingly reveals the positive political core of Nietzsche's work and successfully moves it beyond his own epch, highlighting its relevance for the twenty-first century.-Mike McConnell

Lemm's important contribution lies in complicating Nietzsche's political theory, in distinguishing between a politics of civilization and of culture.-Jeffrey Church

Vanessa Lemm's Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy is an important contribution to the debate about the animality of human life. Deeply scholarly and rigorous, Lemm's book points to the centrality of the animal in Nietzsche and will be an important resource for those seeking to understand the breadth and passion of Nietzsche's writings on life, art, and creativity.-Roger Berkowitz

About the Author

VANESSA LEMM is Full Professor in Philosophy at the School of Humanities of the University of New South Wales in Sydney. She is also full professor and recurrent visiting professor at the Institute of Humanities at the Diego Portales University in Santiago de Chile. Last year she taught as a DAAD guest professor at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Potsdam, Germany.

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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
Part of the "Perspectives in Continental Philosophy" series, Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy: Culture, Politics, and the Animality of the Human Being is a thoughtful re-examination of Nietzsche's views on culture, civilization, politics, morality, and the animalistic nature of humankind. What exactly does it mean for the human animal to have culture - the main thing that distinguishes humans from beasts - and how does humankind's instinctive, animalistic side shape its culture? Nietzsche saw culture as created by human's animal side, not erected as a moral barrier against it. Chapters address such topics as "Politics and Promise", "Culture and Economy", "Giving and Forgiving", "Animality, Creativity, and Historicity", and more. A scholarly and measured philosophical study by author Vanessa Lemm (Associate Professor at the School for Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile), recommended for college library philosophy shelves.
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