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The Nietzschean Mind ed. by Paul Katsafanas (review)

The Nietzschean Mind ed. by Paul Katsafanas (review) Book Reviews Paul Katsafanas, ed., The Nietzschean Mind New York: Routledge, 2018. xii + 475 pp. ISBN: 978-1-138-85168-9. Hardcover, $200.00. Reviewed by Matthew Bennett, University of Essex Paul Katsafanas has put together a valuable collection of essays covering many of the main areas of contemporary Anglophone, philosophically ori- ented Nietzsche scholarship. The title of the book may lead some to expect a volume that deals exclusively with Nietzsche’s philosophy of mind or moral psychology, but in fact its themes are more varied. The twenty-eight chap- ters address Nietzsche’s views on philosophical and moral psychology, the self, value, society and culture, metaphysics, and philosophy itself, and the book includes a welcome six-chapter opening section focusing on a selec- tion of Nietzsche’s major works. Without space to comment on each of the twenty-eight chapters, I shall limit myself to some brief general observations about the volume in its entirety, followed by more specific critical responses to those essays that I found most thought-provoking. This should not be taken as an indicator of quality; there are many fine chapters in this book that I could not find space to include in my more detailed comments. As a whole, the book is not http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

The Nietzschean Mind ed. by Paul Katsafanas (review)

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies , Volume 52 (1) – Apr 20, 2021

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Book Reviews Paul Katsafanas, ed., The Nietzschean Mind New York: Routledge, 2018. xii + 475 pp. ISBN: 978-1-138-85168-9. Hardcover, $200.00. Reviewed by Matthew Bennett, University of Essex Paul Katsafanas has put together a valuable collection of essays covering many of the main areas of contemporary Anglophone, philosophically ori- ented Nietzsche scholarship. The title of the book may lead some to expect a volume that deals exclusively with Nietzsche’s philosophy of mind or moral psychology, but in fact its themes are more varied. The twenty-eight chap- ters address Nietzsche’s views on philosophical and moral psychology, the self, value, society and culture, metaphysics, and philosophy itself, and the book includes a welcome six-chapter opening section focusing on a selec- tion of Nietzsche’s major works. Without space to comment on each of the twenty-eight chapters, I shall limit myself to some brief general observations about the volume in its entirety, followed by more specific critical responses to those essays that I found most thought-provoking. This should not be taken as an indicator of quality; there are many fine chapters in this book that I could not find space to include in my more detailed comments. As a whole, the book is not

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Published: Apr 20, 2021

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