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Nietzsche and Contemporary Ethics

Simon Robertson


Nietzsche is one of the most subversive ethical thinkers of the Western canon. This book offers a critical assessment of his ethical thought and its significance for contemporary moral philosophy. It develops a charitable but critical reading of his thought, pushing some claims and arguments as far as seems fruitful while rejecting others. But it also uses Nietzsche in dialogue with, so to contribute to, a range of long-standing issues within normative ethics, metaethics, value theory, practical reason, and moral psychology. The book is divided into three principal parts. Part I examines Nietz ... More

Keywords: ethics, excellence, flourishing, morality, Nietzsche, normativity, value

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198722212
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198722212.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Robertson, author
Independent scholar