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Nietzsche and Friendship by Willow Verkerk (review)

Nietzsche and Friendship by Willow Verkerk (review) BOOK REVIEWS | 99 ways of reading Nietzsche. So, in all, Stern and his colleagues have pro- duced a valuable companion, one that at turns informs, provokes, and, yes, at times drags, depending on one’s own interests and frame of mind. Willow Verkerk, Nietzsche and Friendship London: Bloomsbury, 2019. xx + 189 pp. ISBN: 978-1-3500-4734-1 (cloth); 978-1-3501-7717-8 (paper). Cloth, $120.00; paper, $39.95. Reviewed by Robert Miner, Baylor University iTh s book proposes a novel interpretation of Nietzsche’s thinking about friendship, a topic that remains understudied. Verkerk’s project takes its point of departure from questions about the nature of friendship and its relation to other themes in Nietzsche. Primary among these are the intel- lectual conscience, the ubiquity of the agon, the project of “becoming who you are,” the relation (and distinction) between ego and self, the free spirit, the critique of pity, the multiplicity and (un)knowability of the drives, the will to power, and relations between men and women. How successful is Verkerk’s elucidation of Nietzsche’s thinking about friendship? At one level, the book does admirably what it sets out to do. It persuasively makes any number of connections between Nietzsche’s thinking about friendship and the themes mentioned above. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Nietzsche and Friendship by Willow Verkerk (review)

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies , Volume 53 (1) – Mar 15, 2022

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BOOK REVIEWS | 99 ways of reading Nietzsche. So, in all, Stern and his colleagues have pro- duced a valuable companion, one that at turns informs, provokes, and, yes, at times drags, depending on one’s own interests and frame of mind. Willow Verkerk, Nietzsche and Friendship London: Bloomsbury, 2019. xx + 189 pp. ISBN: 978-1-3500-4734-1 (cloth); 978-1-3501-7717-8 (paper). Cloth, $120.00; paper, $39.95. Reviewed by Robert Miner, Baylor University iTh s book proposes a novel interpretation of Nietzsche’s thinking about friendship, a topic that remains understudied. Verkerk’s project takes its point of departure from questions about the nature of friendship and its relation to other themes in Nietzsche. Primary among these are the intel- lectual conscience, the ubiquity of the agon, the project of “becoming who you are,” the relation (and distinction) between ego and self, the free spirit, the critique of pity, the multiplicity and (un)knowability of the drives, the will to power, and relations between men and women. How successful is Verkerk’s elucidation of Nietzsche’s thinking about friendship? At one level, the book does admirably what it sets out to do. It persuasively makes any number of connections between Nietzsche’s thinking about friendship and the themes mentioned above.

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The Journal of Nietzsche StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Mar 15, 2022

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