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The New Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche

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2020.02.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tom Stern (ed.), The New Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche, Cambridge University Press, 2019, 447pp., $34.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781316613863. Reviewed by Jonathan Mitchell, University of Manchester This companion, edited by Tom Stern, comprises 16 chapters (and an Introduction) covering a range of topics in Nietzsche's philosophy. Given that it is billed as a companion, one would expect a balanced approach to debates in Nietzsche studies, alongside informative overviews. Unfortunately, the volume suffers from two central faults which undercut its ability to achieve this. On the one hand, a number of the chapters lack philosophical substance, reading more like discursive intellectual histories. On the other hand, the more philosophically inclined essays include misrepresentative snipes at 'analytic interpreters' of Nietzsche (mostly those notably absent from the volume). Nonetheless, there are worthwhile contributions; in what follows, I highlight these and draw attention to examples of where the volume was not up to... Read More

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