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By Malcolm Bull

Nietzsche, the thinker doubtless against every body, has met with remarkably little competition himself. He is still what he desired to be— the limit-philosopher of a modernity that by no means ends. during this provocative, occasionally demanding e-book, Bull argues that only to reject Nietzsche isn't really to flee his trap. He seduces through attractive to our hope for victory, our creativity, our humanity. basically by way of ‘reading like a loser’ and failing to dwell as much as his beliefs will we movement past Nietzsche to a nonetheless extra radical revaluation of all values—a subhumanism that expands the bounds of society till we're left with under not anything in universal.

Anti-Nietzsche is a sophisticated and subversive engagement with Nietzsche and his twentieth-century interpreters—Heidegger, Vattimo, Nancy, and Agamben. Written with financial system and readability, it exhibits how a politics of failure may well switch what it skill to be human.

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"A nice suggestion scan ... an unbelievable name to palms (or to disarm)" — T.J. Clark

“A stimulating and pleasant book...Anti-Nietzsche is fascinating, yet Bull’s argument is additionally sophisticated and deep”—Times Literary Supplement

“Seven witty, erudite, and hugely stylized chapters. Recommended.”—CHOICE

“Anti-Nietzsche pursues Nietzsche’s common sense yet pulls out all of the stops.”—The New Inquiry

“The breadth and intensity of Bull’s scholarship are ... exceedingly impressive.”—Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

“Bull is a wonderful author of philosophical prose... it really is challenging to disclaim the arrogance of his pondering, or the seductive strength of his writing”—Times greater Education

“Bull’s booklet merits consciousness either as a scholarly engagement with continental philosophy and political idea, and as a not easy intervention into modern left politics.”—Socialism and Democracy

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B. ' Santayana's Soliloquies are noteworthy in that they contain some of his most penetrating analyses of the failings of liberalism. and of the transfonnations of opinion wrought by the catastrophe of the First World War. The main themes of Santayana's political philosophy are scattered throughout these and other essays, but it receives a complete and magisterial statement in his Dominations and Powers, which appeared a year before he died. What are the most essential elements in Santayana's political thought, and how do they bear on his critique of liberalism?

Our danger is that, like an ageing debauchee who has grown used to drawing on his patrimony, we may not realize until it is too late that it has largely been consumed. It is such a condition of which Santayana wrote when he observed that we sometimes see the legislator posing as a Titan. Perhaps he has got wind of a proud philosophy that makes will the absolute in a nation or in mankind, recognising no divine hindrance in circumstances or in the private recesses of the heart. Destiny is expected to march according to plan.

B. ' Santayana's Soliloquies are noteworthy in that they contain some of his most penetrating analyses of the failings of liberalism. and of the transfonnations of opinion wrought by the catastrophe of the First World War. The main themes of Santayana's political philosophy are scattered throughout these and other essays, but it receives a complete and magisterial statement in his Dominations and Powers, which appeared a year before he died. What are the most essential elements in Santayana's political thought, and how do they bear on his critique of liberalism?

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