Nietzsche, Feminism and Political Theory, by Patton, Paul
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- ISBN: 9780415082556 | 0415082552
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 7/28/1993
"Are you visiting women? Do not forget your whip!" --Thus Spoke Zarathustra ". . . the democratic movement is . . . a form assumed by man in decay" --Beyond Good and Evil Nietzsche's views on women and politics have long been the most problematic aspects of his thought.Nietzsche, Feminism and Political Theoryis the first book to focus on the interest Nietzsche's work now arouses among feminist theorists and political philosophers. It is unique in its examination of the ways in which Nietzsche has become an essential point of reference for postmodern ethical and political thought. In twelve outstanding essays, the contributors pursue questions about Nietzsche's views on the body, power, knowledge, self and sexual difference. The collection illuminates aspects of Nietzsche's epistemology or critical method which have direct bearing on contemporary methodological debates, and makes direct comparisons between Nietzsche and classical politicaltheorists such as Hobbes, Rousseau and Marx. The final essays discuss the effects of Nietzsche's philosophy as mediated by recent post-structuralist readings of his work. This innovative collection shows some of the overlapping and divergent ways in which Nietzsche has become an essential reference point in contemporary ethical and political theory. Contributors:Keith Ansell-Pearson, Howard Caygill, Daniel W. Conway, Rosalyn Diprose, Penelope Deutscher, Elizabeth Grosz, Frances Oppel, Paul Patton, Paul Redding, Ted Sadler, Marion Tapper, Cathryn Vasseleu.