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Nietzsche on the Sources of Agonal Moderation

Nietzsche on the Sources of Agonal Moderation <p>Abstract:</p><p>In this article, I examine how competitive impulses can be regulated according to Nietzsche&apos;s writings on the <i>agon</i> in the 1870s. There are currently two conflicting accounts of how Nietzsche conceives of agonal measure. One group of commentators proposes that such regulation arises by self-restraint, where adversaries respectfully treat one another with moderation (what I call the <i>respect</i> model). Others have objected that Nietzsche&apos;s agonal contestants do not restrain themselves, and that measure rather depends on constructing the contest in such a way that adversaries reciprocally limit one another (what I call the <i>counterbalancing</i> model). After reconstructing these positions in Section 1 of the article, I argue (in Section 2) that the counterbalancing model misinterprets Nietzsche&apos;s views on equality. Then, against the respect model, I demonstrate in Section 3 that the form of respect operative in Nietzsche&apos;s agonism is respect for the commonweal and mythic law as opposed to respect for one&apos;s adversaries.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Nietzsche on the Sources of Agonal Moderation

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies , Volume 49 (1) – Mar 13, 2018

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Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>In this article, I examine how competitive impulses can be regulated according to Nietzsche&apos;s writings on the <i>agon</i> in the 1870s. There are currently two conflicting accounts of how Nietzsche conceives of agonal measure. One group of commentators proposes that such regulation arises by self-restraint, where adversaries respectfully treat one another with moderation (what I call the <i>respect</i> model). Others have objected that Nietzsche&apos;s agonal contestants do not restrain themselves, and that measure rather depends on constructing the contest in such a way that adversaries reciprocally limit one another (what I call the <i>counterbalancing</i> model). After reconstructing these positions in Section 1 of the article, I argue (in Section 2) that the counterbalancing model misinterprets Nietzsche&apos;s views on equality. Then, against the respect model, I demonstrate in Section 3 that the form of respect operative in Nietzsche&apos;s agonism is respect for the commonweal and mythic law as opposed to respect for one&apos;s adversaries.</p>

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The Journal of Nietzsche StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Mar 13, 2018

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