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Nietzsche, Psychology, and First Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0226669769

ISBN-13: 9780226669762

Edition: 2010

Authors: Robert B. Pippin

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Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most elusive thinkers in the philosophical tradition. His highly unusual style and insistence on what remains hidden or unsaid in his writing make pinning him to a particular position tricky. Nonetheless, certain readings of his work have become standard and influential. In this major new interpretation of Nietzsche's work, Robert B. Pippin challenges various traditional views of Nietzsche, taking him at his word when he says that his writing can best be understood as a kind of psychology. Pippin traces this idea of Nietzsche as a psychologist to his admiration for the French moralists: La Rochefoucauld, Pascal, Stendhal, and especially Montaigne. In…    
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Robert B. Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author or editor of many books. 

List of Abbreviations ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introductory Remarks xiii
Psychology as "the Queen of the Sciences"
What Is a Gay Science?
Modernity as a Psychological Problem
"The Deed Is Everything [Das Tun ist dies']"
The Psychological Problem of Self-Deception
How to Overcome Oneself: On the Nietzschean Ideal
Concluding Remarks