I’m very pleased to announce the release of my anthology, Nietzsche and the Philosophers. It’s a collection of essays devoted to Nietzsche’s relationship to other great thinkers in the history of philosophy, figures such as Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Kant, Hume, Emerson, and Rousseau.
I was lucky enough to recruit some of the most important scholars working in Nietzsche studies for this project. The essays included in the book are truly excellent. I’m very proud of this work.
“This volume proposes a major reassessment of Nietzsche’s position within the history of philosophy. Each chapter―written by some of the foremost scholars in the field―offers a novel interpretation of the role that specific thinkers, from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century, played in shaping Nietzsche’s subversive and critical perspective on what philosophy is meant to be. From Anaximander and Epicurus to Kant and Schopenhauer, including Nietzsche’s reception of Buddhism and his lasting effect on current moral philosophy, this volume presents a Nietzsche whose thought develops in detailed conversation with the history of philosophy itself. Far from breaking with the philosophical tradition, Nietzsche thus emerges as a genuinely modern thinker that seeks to write himself into this very tradition, highlighting its contradictions and possibilities.”―Christian J. Emden, Rice University, USA