For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Nietzsche, Philosopher of the Perilous Perhaps
  • Rebekah S. Peery
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Nietzsche, Philosopher of the Perilous Perhaps.
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Friedrich Nietzsche's notoriety is most often associated with his perspectives on, and interpretations of, Christianity. Here, the author "unmasks" the great essayist as he surreptitiously and cleverly proceeds to expose the destructive power of Christianity on Western culture (and hence the world).

As we face a rapidly growing specter of religious turmoil and threat on the international scene, this timely study provides an overview of Friedrich NietzscheÂ’s positions and ideas about the Church and about power more broadly.


About the Author

Prof. Rebekah Peery earned her Doctorate in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University; she taught philosophy and religious studies at Radford University for almost two decades. Courses she led included the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle, Hobbes, Kant, Nietzsche and Heidegger, as well as ethics, aesthetics, the Continental Rationalists and British Empiricists, Political Philosophy, and Existentialism.
 
Her enjoyment of sharing the great thinkers with the general public led her to write the current book, which is intended to help readers take a fresh look at Nietzsche today, and the challenges he presents, and to grasp the excitement of his philosophical adventure.

About the Book

In this book a new interpretation of Nietzsche's writings weaves together several issues: power, value, nature, sexuality and sexual politics, and religion. This is perhaps the first book to address all these issues, and it...

In this book a new interpretation of Nietzsche's writings weaves together several issues: power, value, nature, sexuality and sexual politics, and religion. This is perhaps the first book to address all these issues, and it offers the reader new possibilities for engaging this amazing thinker. The title of the book, taken from Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, encapsulates his philosophical adventure.

The approach involved the use of mostly primary material, with further elaboration and development. The style, substance and approach to the material are geared to entice the reader into wanting to read Nietzsche for himself or herself.



Pages 180
Year: 2008
LC Classification: B3318.P68P44
Dewey code: 193--dc22
BISAC: PHI007000 PHILOSOPHY / Free Will & Determinism
BISAC: PHI008000 PHILOSOPHY / Good & Evil
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