American Nietzsche A History of an Icon and His Ideas

ISBN-10: 022600676X

ISBN-13: 9780226006765

Edition: 2012

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Tracing the influence on American intellectual life of Friedrich Nietzsche, this book shows how elements of his controversial philosophy have alternately invigorated & shocked Americans.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagenis the Merle Curti Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the author of a variety of articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century US intellectual and cultural history.

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Prologue: Transatlantic Crossings: The Aboriginal Intellect Abroad
Introduction
The Making of the American Nietzsche
Nietzsche and the European Axis of American Cosmopolitanism
The Nietzsche Vogue
The Persona of Nietzsche
Launching "Nietzschean" and "Nietzscheism" into American English
The Soul of Man under Modernity
Nietzsche and the Problems of Modern Thought
Unapologetic Catholic Apologetics
The Social Gospel and the Practicability of Christianity
Nietzsche's Service to Christianity
Jesus of Nazareth, Nietzsche of Naumburg
The American Naturalization of the �bermensch
The �bermensch in the Popular Imagination
Self-Overcoming and Social Uplift
Modern Whirl and Romantic Self-Abandonment
The �bermensch and the German National Mind
The �bermensch at War and the "Made in Germany" Generation
To Each His Own �bermensch
Nietzsche as Educator
Experiencing Intellect; or, World-Making Words
Imitatio Nietzsche
The "Gay Science" of Cultural Criticism
The Modern Intellect and Prophetic Longing
Interlude: Devotions: The Letters
Nietzsche Possession, Possessing Nietzsche
Nietzschean Self-Fashioning
Nietzsche Pilgrimage
Pathos of Distance from Democratic Culture
Dionysian Enlightenment
Walter Kaufmann, German �migr�s, and Nietzsche as Hitler's Exile
Nietzsche as Problem Thinker
Nietzsche and the Nazis
Nietzschean Experimentalism and Jamesian Pragmatism
Counter-Dionysian Enlightenments
Kaufmann's Nietzsche for All and None
Antifoundationalism on Native Grounds
Harold Bloom: The Quest for Emersonian Priority
Richard Rorty: Fusing the Horizons between Nietzsche and the Pragmatists
Stanley Cavell: Nietzsche, Emerson, and American Philosophy Finding Its Way Home
Thinking about American Thinking
Epilogue: Nietzsche Is Us
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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