ISBN : 9780198825449
The Deed is Everything develops an original and engaging interpretation of Nietzsche as being committed to an 'expressivist' conception of agency. Ridley argues that, contrary to debunking the existence of agents or selves, Nietzsche develops highly distinctive accounts of freedom, morality, and selfhood. The text revisits a variety of central Nietzschean themes - including self-creation, the sovereign individual, will to power, Kantian and Christian morality, and amor fati - and presents Nietzsche as having a clear conception of human agency and a robust commitment to the value of human excellence in all of its forms. This comprehensive study of Nietzsche on expressive action iwill be important reading for Nietzsche scholars and philosophers of agency.
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