Nietzsche’s gods: critical and constructive perspectives

Re Manning, R and Santini, C, eds. (2022) Nietzsche’s gods: critical and constructive perspectives. de Gruyter, Berlin. ISBN 9783110610260

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The place (or absence) of God in Nietzsche’s thought remains central and controversial. Nietzsche’s proclamation of 'the death of God' is one of the most famous (and parodied) slogans in modern philosophy, seeming to encapsulate the nineteenth-century loss of religious faith in the affirmation that God has "turned out to be our oldest lie" and yet the nature of Nietzsche’s own ‘theology’ is far from clear. This volume engages with Nietzsche’s arguments about God, theology, and religion. The volume extends the discussion to an engagement of Nietzsche with alternative models of God, with ancient Greek religions, and with discussions of diversity (race, class, gender, sex) in dis/conjunction with religion.

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This volume is derived from papers delivered at the 2017 Friedrich Nietzsche Society Conference, hosted by Bath Spa. It is the first sustained treatment of the place of religion and theology in Nietzsche’s work.

Keywords: Nietzsche, gods, diversity, 18th century philosophy, 19th century philosophy, philosophy of religion
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 09:47
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