Helping students tackle his thought and legacy, this guide explores how the major thinkers of the 20th Century have read and responded to Nietzsche's writings. Helping students get to grips with the work of this compelling but often baffling thinker, this introductory guide surveys the impact and continuing influence of the work of Friedrich Nietzsche on modern European thought. "Interpreting Nietzsche" explores how some of the most important thinkers of the 20th century have responded to the legacy of his writings. Each chapter focuses on how Nietzsche's work has been read by such major figures as: Martin Heidegger; Jacques Derrida; Giles Deleuze; Luce Irigaray; and, Gianni Vattimo. Encouraging students to take their studies further, each chapter also includes annotated guides to further primary and secondary reading.
Ashley Woodward teaches philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Nihilism in Postmodernity (The Davies Group, 2010), a co-editor of Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007), and a regular editor for Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy.
Introduction: Whose Nietzsche? Ashley Woodward; 1. Loewith's Nietzsche J. Harvey Lomax; 2. Jasper's Nietzsche Joan Stambaugh; 3. Heidegger's Nietzsche Sean Ryan; 4. Bataille's Nietzsche Gary Shapiro; 5. Kaufmann's Nietzsche David Rathbone; 6. Deleuze's Nietzsche Jonathan Roffe; 7. Klossowski's Nietzsche Ashley Woodward; 8. Muller-Lauter's Nietzsche Ciano Aydin; 9. Kofman's Nietzsche Duncan Large; 10. Strauss' Nietzsche Mathew Sharpe; 11. Derrida's Nietzsche Carolyn D'Cruz; 12. Irigaray's Nietzsche Joanne Faulkner; 13. Vattimo's Nietzsche Santiago Zabala; 14. Nehamas' Nietzsche Mark Tomlinson; Notes on Contributors; Bibliography; Index.