By Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
When you have been trying to find a thinker more likely to entice americans, Friedrich Nietzsche will be faraway from your first selection. in any case, in his blazing occupation, Nietzsche took objective at approximately all of the foundations of contemporary American lifestyles: Christian morality, the Enlightenment religion in cause, and the assumption of human equality. regardless of that, for greater than a century Nietzsche has been a highly popular—and strangely influential—figure in American inspiration and tradition.
In American Nietzsche, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen delves deeply into Nietzsche's philosophy, and America’s reception of it, to inform the tale of his curious allure. starting her account with Ralph Waldo Emerson, whom the seventeen-year-old Nietzsche learn fervently, she indicates how Nietzsche’s principles first burst on American seashores on the flip of the 20th century, and the way they persevered alternately to invigorate and to surprise americans for the century to come back. She additionally delineates the wider highbrow and cultural contexts in which a big selection of commentators—academic and armchair philosophers, theologians and atheists, romantic poets and hard-nosed empiricists, and political ideologues and apostates from the Left and the Right—drew perception and concept from Nietzsche’s claims for the loss of life of God, his problem to common fact, and his insistence at the interpretive nature of all human proposal and ideology. even as, she explores how his photograph as an iconoclastic immoralist used to be positioned to paintings in American pop culture, making Nietzsche an not likely posthumous big name able to inspiring either childrens and students alike.
A penetrating exam of a robust yet little-explored undercurrent of twentieth-century American suggestion and tradition, American Nietzsche dramatically recasts our figuring out of yank highbrow life—and places Nietzsche squarely at its center.
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American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen