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The New Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche ed. by Tom Stern (review)

The New Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche ed. by Tom Stern (review) 96 | JOURNAL OF NIETZSCHE STUDIES My critical comments aside, Creasy’s book accomplishes its avowed aims in an impressive manner. It should be required reading for anyone interested in questions of nihilism, ae ff ct, and agency in Nietzsche’s thought. Tom Stern, ed., The New Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. xv + 447 pp. ISBN: 978-1- 107-16136-8, 978-1-316-61386. Hardback, $94.99; paper, $34.99. Reviewed by Charles Huenemann, Utah State University Any companion will take on different features over the course of a long trip (cheerful, informative, interesting, grating, sullen, or dull), though very oe ft n it is one’s own moods that are to blame if things go badly. Similarly, whether the companion Tom Stern has assembled will find favor will depend on the moods of the one being companioned. If one is interested in gaining more thorough knowledge of Nietzsche’s own context, there are plenty of instructive discussions here. Andreas Urs Sommer, in “What Nietzsche Did and Did Not Read,” points out that for all of Nietzsche’s admonishments that we should learn from observation, “reading is in fact the foundation of his thought” (30). Sommer demon- strates that significant portions of Nietzsche’s knowledge of historical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

The New Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche ed. by Tom Stern (review)

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

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96 | JOURNAL OF NIETZSCHE STUDIES My critical comments aside, Creasy’s book accomplishes its avowed aims in an impressive manner. It should be required reading for anyone interested in questions of nihilism, ae ff ct, and agency in Nietzsche’s thought. Tom Stern, ed., The New Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. xv + 447 pp. ISBN: 978-1- 107-16136-8, 978-1-316-61386. Hardback, $94.99; paper, $34.99. Reviewed by Charles Huenemann, Utah State University Any companion will take on different features over the course of a long trip (cheerful, informative, interesting, grating, sullen, or dull), though very oe ft n it is one’s own moods that are to blame if things go badly. Similarly, whether the companion Tom Stern has assembled will find favor will depend on the moods of the one being companioned. If one is interested in gaining more thorough knowledge of Nietzsche’s own context, there are plenty of instructive discussions here. Andreas Urs Sommer, in “What Nietzsche Did and Did Not Read,” points out that for all of Nietzsche’s admonishments that we should learn from observation, “reading is in fact the foundation of his thought” (30). Sommer demon- strates that significant portions of Nietzsche’s knowledge of historical

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