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Nietzsche's Therapeutic Teaching: For Individuals and Culture ed. by Horst Hutter and Eli Friedland (review)

Nietzsche's Therapeutic Teaching: For Individuals and Culture ed. by Horst Hutter and Eli... 462 | J O u R nal O f nIE tz S ch E Stud IES conventional wisdom. He provokes us to rethink the political effects of groundlessness, the legitimation of political leadership, and the meaning of pluralism in the twentieth century. The recent emergence of a peculiar brand of populist “strongman” politics gives us all the more reason to follow Strong in treating these as prescient concerns. h orst h utter and Eli f riedland, eds., Nietzsche’s Therapeutic Teaching: For Individuals and Culture. London: Bloomsbury, 2013. 250 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4411-2533-0. Hardcover, $130.00, paper, $37.95. Reviewed by Sander Werkhoven, Utrecht University Nietzsche’s Therapeutic Teaching: For Individuals and Culture is a collection of sixteen essays that takes the therapeutic objectives of Nietzsche’s writ- ings as its central theme. It situates Nietzsche’s work in the Greco-Roman tradition in which philosophical methods and doctrines were considered to be “medicine for the soul,” capable of curing us from the afflictions of irrational desires, disordered psyches, or poorly cultivated characters. It is due largely to Martha Nussbaum’s er Th apy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994) and to Pierre Hadot’s Philosophy as a Way of Life: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Nietzsche's Therapeutic Teaching: For Individuals and Culture ed. by Horst Hutter and Eli Friedland (review)

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies , Volume 48 (3) – Nov 22, 2017

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462 | J O u R nal O f nIE tz S ch E Stud IES conventional wisdom. He provokes us to rethink the political effects of groundlessness, the legitimation of political leadership, and the meaning of pluralism in the twentieth century. The recent emergence of a peculiar brand of populist “strongman” politics gives us all the more reason to follow Strong in treating these as prescient concerns. h orst h utter and Eli f riedland, eds., Nietzsche’s Therapeutic Teaching: For Individuals and Culture. London: Bloomsbury, 2013. 250 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4411-2533-0. Hardcover, $130.00, paper, $37.95. Reviewed by Sander Werkhoven, Utrecht University Nietzsche’s Therapeutic Teaching: For Individuals and Culture is a collection of sixteen essays that takes the therapeutic objectives of Nietzsche’s writ- ings as its central theme. It situates Nietzsche’s work in the Greco-Roman tradition in which philosophical methods and doctrines were considered to be “medicine for the soul,” capable of curing us from the afflictions of irrational desires, disordered psyches, or poorly cultivated characters. It is due largely to Martha Nussbaum’s er Th apy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994) and to Pierre Hadot’s Philosophy as a Way of Life:

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The Journal of Nietzsche StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Nov 22, 2017

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