Richard Schacht

Nietzsche’s Kind of Philosophy. Finding His Way

     In Nietzsche’s Kind of Philosophy, Richard Schacht provides a holistic interpretation of Friedrich Nietzsche’s distinctive thinking, developed over decades of engagement with the philosopher’s work. For Schacht, Nietzsche’s overarching project is to envision a “philosophy of the future” attuned to new challenges facing Western humanity after the “death of God,” when monotheism no longer anchors our understanding of ourselves and our world. Schacht traces the developmental arc of Nietzsche’s philosophical efforts across Human, All Too HumanDaybreakJoyful Knowing (The Gay Science), Thus Spoke ZarathustraBeyond Good and Evil, and On the Genealogy of Morality. He then shows how familiar labels for Nietzsche—nihilist, existentialist, individualist, free spirit, and naturalist—prove insufficient individually but fruitful if refined and taken together. The result is an expansive account of Nietzsche’s kind of philosophy.


The University of Chicago Press

400 pages

ISBN: 9780226822853

May 2023


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Patrick Wotling (2023, 24 mai). Richard Schacht – NIETZSCHE’S KIND OF PHILOSOPHY. FINDING HIS WAY. GIRN. Consulté le 18 mai 2024, à l’adresse

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