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Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History by Christian J. Emden (review)

Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History by Christian J. Emden (review) in Zarathustra, and in ways that he could have more productively engaged with. Having made this criticism, let me stress the extent to which this is a highly instructive and valuable study of the phenomenon of temporality in Kant and key strands of post-Kantian thought. Keith Ansell-Pearson University of Warwick k.j.ansell-pearson@warwick.ac.uk Christian J. Emden, Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 386 pp. ISBN: 9780521880565. Cloth, 80.99/£107. In Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History, Christian Emden explores "Nietzsche's response to the historical and political culture in Europe in the age of the modern nation state" (xi). The book is volume 88 of the Ideas in Context series (edited by Quentin Skinner and James Tully). Emden's goal is to position Nietzsche firmly in the history of modern political thought, starting from the belief that "Nietzsche's intellectual and political environment plays a prominent role in his historical thought and his understanding of the political" (xi). Emden argues that Nietzsche's political philosophy is one of "political realism" in contrast to the ideological fault lines of modern political culture. What I would like to learn, then, is what Nietzsche's political realism looks like­­for example, with respect http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History by Christian J. Emden (review)

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies , Volume 44 (3) – Jan 9, 2013

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in Zarathustra, and in ways that he could have more productively engaged with. Having made this criticism, let me stress the extent to which this is a highly instructive and valuable study of the phenomenon of temporality in Kant and key strands of post-Kantian thought. Keith Ansell-Pearson University of Warwick k.j.ansell-pearson@warwick.ac.uk Christian J. Emden, Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 386 pp. ISBN: 9780521880565. Cloth, 80.99/£107. In Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History, Christian Emden explores "Nietzsche's response to the historical and political culture in Europe in the age of the modern nation state" (xi). The book is volume 88 of the Ideas in Context series (edited by Quentin Skinner and James Tully). Emden's goal is to position Nietzsche firmly in the history of modern political thought, starting from the belief that "Nietzsche's intellectual and political environment plays a prominent role in his historical thought and his understanding of the political" (xi). Emden argues that Nietzsche's political philosophy is one of "political realism" in contrast to the ideological fault lines of modern political culture. What I would like to learn, then, is what Nietzsche's political realism looks like­­for example, with respect

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Published: Jan 9, 2013

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