By Malcolm Bull
Nietzsche, the thinker possible against each person, has met with remarkably little competition himself. He continues to be what he desired to be— the limit-philosopher of a modernity that by no means ends. during this provocative, occasionally anxious publication, Bull argues that purely to reject Nietzsche isn't really to flee his entice. He seduces by way of beautiful to our hope for victory, our creativity, our humanity. basically by way of ‘reading like a loser’ and failing to reside as much as his beliefs do we circulation past Nietzsche to a nonetheless extra radical revaluation of all values—a subhumanism that expands the limits of society till we're left with under not anything in universal.
Anti-Nietzsche is a refined and subversive engagement with Nietzsche and his twentieth-century interpreters—Heidegger, Vattimo, Nancy, and Agamben. Written with economic climate and readability, it indicates how a politics of failure may swap what it potential to be human.
"A nice proposal test ... an surprising name to fingers (or to disarm)" — T.J. Clark
“A stimulating and pleasant book...Anti-Nietzsche is fascinating, yet Bull’s argument can be refined and deep”—Times Literary Supplement
“Seven witty, erudite, and hugely stylized chapters. Recommended.”—CHOICE
“Anti-Nietzsche pursues Nietzsche’s common sense yet pulls out the entire stops.”—The New Inquiry
“The breadth and intensity of Bull’s scholarship are ... highly impressive.”—Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
“Bull is a wonderful author of philosophical prose... it's demanding to disclaim the arrogance of his pondering, or the seductive strength of his writing”—Times greater Education
“Bull’s publication merits awareness either as a scholarly engagement with continental philosophy and political idea, and as a tough intervention into modern left politics.”—Socialism and Democracy
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Anti-Nietzsche by Malcolm Bull