Vanessa Lemm

in Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230273
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235469 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy


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This chapter explains the coverage and objective of this book, which is to provide the first systematic treatment of the animal in German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy as a whole. This book attempts to show that the animal is neither a random theme nor a metaphorical device, but rather it stands at the center of Nietzsche's renewal of the practice and meaning of philosophy itself. It also pursues the dual questions of what it means for an animal to have culture and how animality engenders culture.

Keywords: Friedrich Nietzsche; metaphorical device; animality; culture; philosophy

Chapter.  3730 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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