Category Archives: Friedrich Nietzsche

Genius of the Modern World – BBC documentaries on Marx and Nietzsche

Genius of the Modern World – BBC documentaries on Marx and Nietzsche, presented by Bettany Hughes.

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Books received – Nietzsche, Sloterdijk, Han, Saramago, Shakespeare, Couture, Dardot and Laval

A mix of books recently received. Nietzsche’s Le livre du philosophe, Sloterdijk’s Stress and Freedom, Han’s The Transparency Society and The Burnout Society, Saramago’s The Notebook, the Penguin Macbeth, Jean-Pierre Couture’s book on Sloterdijk (which I endorsed), and Dardot and Laval’s The … Continue reading

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Books received – Duménil and Lévy, Massumi, Nietzsche, Clark, Shakespeare, Comité d’action santé, Langlois

A pile of recently acquired books – Dumenil and Levy’s The Crisis of Neoliberalism, Brian Massumi’s Ontopower, Friedrich Nietzsche’s Writing from the Early Notebooks, Timothy Clark, Ecocriticism on the Edge, the Penguin edition of Shakespeare’s Richard II, Comité d’action santé, … Continue reading

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Books received – Foucault, Brown, Golder, Ashgate, etc.

A pile of recently bought, earned or complimentary books: Foucault’s The Punitive Society, Wendy Brown’s Undoing the Demos, Ben Golder’s Foucault and the Politics of Rights, four books in recompense for review work for Ashgate, and recent issues of Theory, Culture & Society and Transactions … Continue reading

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Henri Lefebvre, Metaphilosophy – available to pre-order

Not out until February 2016, and not yet on the Verso site, but Henri Lefebvre’s Metaphilosophy is listed on PenguinRandomHouse and at a certain online store. David Fernbach did the translation, and I edited the text, compiled the notes and wrote an … Continue reading

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Ansell-Pearson and Holroyd discuss George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman

Keith Ansell-Pearson (Professor of Philosophy at Warwick University) and Michael Holroyd (author of a biography of Bernard Shaw) discuss the Nietzschean concept of the ‘übermensch’ and its influence on Shaw’s writing. A talk linked to the National Theatre production of … Continue reading

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Photos from Nietzsche’s summer walks by Mark Anderson

The Bloomsbury Philosophy blog has some photographs of the sites of Nietzsche’s walks in Italy. They are taken by Mark Anderson, author of the recently published book Plato and Nietzsche: Their Philosophical Art. They had an earlier post focusing on some important … Continue reading

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‘Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault’ – Warwick, 25-27 September 2014

Prospects for an Ethics of Self-Cultivation: Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault, University of Warwick, 25-27 September 2014 – full details here Philosophical interest in the ethical ideal of self-cultivation has increased in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as philosophers have … Continue reading

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A minor Nietzsche question – what does the abbreviation ‘W.W.’ refer to?

A minor Nietzsche question – what does the abbreviation W.W. refer to? I’ve asked some of the leading Nietzsche scholars I know, and they are baffled too. The context is two references to Nietzsche: W. W. XI, p. 268 and W. W. … Continue reading

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The work of editing – adding references to translations II

In a previous post I said a bit about one of the tasks of editing a translation. I’ve now completed the Heidegger references I discussed in that previous post. The references to Hegel, Jaspers, Heraclitus, Homer, Lukács and Lenin took relatively … Continue reading

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