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Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of Transfiguration (expanded ed.)

A significant contribution to Nietzsche studies, the author examines both the personal and the political sides of Nietzsche’s writings to show how his writings can expand notions of democratic politics and democratic understanding.

Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of Transfiguration provides a comprehensive analysis of the politics that are implicit and explicit in Nietzsche's work. Tracy B. Strong's discussion shows that Nietzsche's writings are of a piece and have as their common goal a politics of transfiguration: a politics that seeks radical change in how human beings live and act in the modern Western world. This edition includes a new introduction that demonstrates how the styles of Nietzsche's writings expand our notions of democratic politics and democratic understanding.


"An important attempt to understand Nietzsche's major doctrines in a way relevant to thought concerning the current crisis in Western culture. . . . A significant contribution to Nietzsche literature." -- Glen Martin, Journal of the American Academy of Religion

"The heart of the book is an excellent discussion of Nietzsche's views of the Greeks, a topic that Nietzsche, as a trained philologist, returned to again and again. The coverage is complete and insightful, carrying us into the discussion of Nietzsche's politics which gives the book its title, its novelty and its most exciting theme." -- Robert C. Solomon, International Studies in Philosophy

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