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Nietzsche and the Unpolitical

Friedrich Nietzsche

in The Unpolitical

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230037
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235834 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823230037.003.0003
Nietzsche and the Unpolitical

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Nietzsche's is consided as the most authentic reactionary thinking of the German crisis. This chapter discusses Nietzsche's uselessness within its cultural-political project. According to Thomas Mann, Nietzsche is the unpolitical, but this unpolitical is the spiritual power of Germany itself. He even concluded that it belongs to the heart of Germany. However, Nietzsche's critique is the opposite critique of the political being as a nonviable, for the reason that the so called unpolitical is the critique of the political as the confirmation of value where the unpolitical is not the evocative refusal but rather the radical critique of the political. On the other hand, this grand politics has as its condition the unpolitical acknowledgement of the nontotality to the political, a radical critique to the worshippers.

Keywords: Nietzsche; unpolitical; critique; political; value; radical

Chapter.  5141 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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