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Title Nietzsche, godfather of fascism? : on the uses and abuses of a philosophy / edited by Jacob Golomb and Robert S. Wistrich
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 341 pages)
Contents pt. 1. In theory -- How to de-Nazify Nietzsche's philosophical anthropology? / Jacob Golomb -- Misinterpretation as the author's responsibility (Nietzsche's fascism, for instance) / Berel Lang -- Experiences with Nietzsche / Wolfgang Müller-Lauter -- Nietzsche and "Hitler" / Alexander Nehamas -- Nietzsche and the Jews / Menahem Brinker -- Nietzsche contra Wagner on the Jews / Yirmiyahu Yovel -- Between the cross and the swastika: a Nietzschean perspective / Robert S. Wistrich -- pt. 2. In practice -- Ecce Caesar: Nietzsche's imperial aspirations / Daniel W. Conway -- Question of responsibility: Nietzsche with Hölderlin at war, 1914-1946 / Stanley Corngold, Geoffrey Waite -- Elisabeth legend: the cleansing of Nietzsche and the sullying of his sister / Robert C. Holub -- Nietzsche, Mussolini, and Italian fascism / Mario Sznajder -- Nietzsche and the fascist dimension: the case of Ernst Jünger / David Ohana -- Godfather too: Nazism as a Nietzschean "experiment" / Kurt Rudolf Fischer -- Critique as apologetics: Nolte's interpretation of Nietzsche / Roderick Stackelberg
Summary Nietzsche, the Godfather of Fascism? What can Nietzsche have in common with this murderous ideology? Frequently described as the "radical aristocrat" of the spirit, Nietzsche abhorred mass culture and strove to cultivate an Ubermensch endowed with exceptional mental qualities. What can such a thinker have in common with the fascistic manipulation of the masses for chauvinistic goals that crushed the autonomy of the individual? The question that lies at the heart of this collection is how Nietzsche came to acquire the deadly "honor" of being considered the philosopher of the Third Reich and whether such claims had any justification. Does it make any sense to hold him in some way responsible for hte horrors of Auschwitz?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-332) and index
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Subject Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900.
National socialism and philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Golomb, Jacob, editor
Wistrich, Robert S., 1945-2015, editor
LC no. 2001055185
ISBN 1400825334 (electronic bk.)
9781400825332 (electronic bk.)