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By Siemens, Herman W., Herman W. Siemans, Vasti Roodt

Nietzsche??s legacy for political suggestion is a hugely contested region of study this day. With papers representing a wide variety of positions, this assortment takes inventory of the primary controversies (Nietzsche as political / anti-political philosopher? Nietzsche and / contra democracy? Arendt and / contra Nietzsche?), in addition to new learn on key recommendations (power, the agon, aristocracy, friendship i.a.), on old, modern and futural points of Nietzsche??s political proposal. foreign individuals contain recognized names (Conway, Ansell-Pearson, Hatab, Taureck, Patton, Connolly, Villa, van Tongeren) and younger rising students from numerous disciplines.

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At these points Bergoffen sees Nietzsche succumb to a dread of difference, returning us to a politics of enemy violence haunted by God’s shadows. In the last part of her paper, she appeals to Julia Kristeva and Simone de Beau- 24 Herman Siemens and Vasti Roodt voir instead, for a politics in which hostility is altogether divorced from the concept of the stranger. The relation between friendship and enmity is also central to Benedetta Zavatta’s paper, which focuses on the sources of Nietzsche’s ethics of friendship in order to examine its political implications.

Patton goes on to show that Nietzsche distinguishes between different ways of enhancing the feeling of power, which is also a qualitative distinction between stronger (noble) and weaker (slavish) forms of life. This qualitative distinction undermines the notion that there is one, essential way in which human beings exercise power over one another. Instead, 22 Herman Siemens and Vasti Roodt such power may be exercised in a hostile or beneficial way. In the rest of his essay, Patton then explores Nietzsche’s treatment of this qualitative difference with regard to his treatment of rights and duties.

At these points Bergoffen sees Nietzsche succumb to a dread of difference, returning us to a politics of enemy violence haunted by God’s shadows. In the last part of her paper, she appeals to Julia Kristeva and Simone de Beau- 24 Herman Siemens and Vasti Roodt voir instead, for a politics in which hostility is altogether divorced from the concept of the stranger. The relation between friendship and enmity is also central to Benedetta Zavatta’s paper, which focuses on the sources of Nietzsche’s ethics of friendship in order to examine its political implications.

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