Nietzsche's Justice: Naturalism in Search of an Ethics - McGill-Queen's Studies in the Hist of Id (Hardback)
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Nietzsche's Justice: Naturalism in Search of an Ethics - McGill-Queen's Studies in the Hist of Id (Hardback)

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In Nietzsche's Justice, Peter Sedgwick takes the theme of justice to the very heart of the great thinker's philosophy. He argues that Nietzsche's treatment of justice springs from an engagement with the themes charted in his first book, The Birth of Tragedy, which invokes the notion of an absolute justice grasped by way of artistic metaphysics. Nietzsche's encounter with Greek tragedy spurs the development of an oracular conception of justice capable of transcending rigid social convention. Sedgwick argues that although Nietzsche's later writings reject his earlier metaphysics, his mature thought is not characterized by a rejection of the possibility of the oracular articulation of justice found in the Birth. Rather, in the aftermath of his rejection of traditional accounts of the nature of will, moral responsibility, and punishment, Nietzsche seeks to rejuvenate justice in naturalistic terms. This rejuvenation is grounded in a radical reinterpretation of the nature of human freedom and in a vision of genuine philosophical thought as the legislation of values and the embracing of an ethic of mercy. The pursuit of this ethic invites a revaluation of the principles explored in Nietzsche's last writings. Smart, concise, and accessibly written, Nietzsche's Justice reveals a philosopher who is both socially embedded and oriented toward contemporary debates on the nature of the modern state.

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: 9780773542686
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


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"A refreshing review of Nietzche's corpus from the point of view of justice and judgment. A pleasure to read." Leslie Paul Thiele, Department of Political Science, University of Florida
"Sedgwick provides an extremely lucid and readable account of the development of Nietzsche's philosophy. His canny decision to focus on the theme of justice carries the reader to the very heart of Nietzsche's thinking." Daniel Conway, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University
"Nietzshe's Justice is a superb study for anyone - from novice to established scholar - with an interest in the much misunderstood though thoroughly relevant German philosopher. The work has many more virtues than can be enumerated here. Highly recommende
"This is one of the finest studies published to date in the English-speaking reception of Nietzsche's naturalism. Besides a clear sense of Nietzsche's naturalism, it provides the reader with a clear understanding of just what it means to read Nietzsche se

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