Foucault and Nietzsche A Critical Encounter edited by Joseph Westfall and Alan Rosenberg (and NDPR review)

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9781474247399Foucault and Nietzsche A Critical Encounter edited by Joseph Westfall and Alan Rosenberg, due out with Bloomsbury in February 2018. Looks great, but what a shame about the prohibitive price.

Foucault’s intellectual indebtedness to Nietzsche is apparent in his writing, yet the precise nature, extent, and nuances of that debt are seldom explored. Foucault himself seems sometimes to claim that his approach is essentially Nietzschean, and sometimes to insist that he amounts to a radical break with Nietzsche. This volume is the first of its kind, presenting the relationship between these two thinkers on elements of contemporary culture that they shared interests in, including the nature of life in the modern world, philosophy as a way of life, and the ways in which we ought to read and write about other philosophers.

The contributing authors are leading figures in Foucault and Nietzsche studies, and their contributions reflect the diversity of…

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