Monday, September 19, 2011

"Five Books": Nietzsche edition

I'm on "The Browser" website recommending "five books," per their usual format. They wanted some primary, some secondary...and, of course, you can't recommend anything you've written yourself.

4 comments:

Tim Themi said...

I attended the MSCP (Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy) Nietzsche workshop yesterday and went in to bat a bit for you 2002 work "Nietzsche on Morality." Still the best scholarly work on Nietzsche I've seen, which is why I used it to form part of the scholarly base of my own recently awarded doctorate. What I tried to do is extend the notion of nature that comes through in your own work, and Nietzsche's, with the findings of the Freudian experience that Lacan later forges into an "ethics of desire." An invitation to publish has resulted from this, so with any luck, there'll be another good book to consider for your lists in the not too distant future.

Ian Davis said...

Brian,

What do you think of Julian Young's philosophical biography as compared to Safranski or Janz? I read it this summer but wondered if I am missing out if the others are substantially better.

Thanks in advance,
Ian Davis

Ian Davis said...

Brian,

I read Julian Young's philosophical biography of Nietzsche recently. What do you think of it and how do you think it compares to Safranski or Janz?

Thanks in advance,
Ian

Brian Leiter said...

It's more philosophcially ambitiuos (and controversial) than Safranski, but the latter is easier for beginners.