Brook M. Blair is professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Northern Colorado.
Chapter I. Preliminaries: The Nietzschean Gambit
Chapter II. The Nietzschean Experience-Book
Chapter III. Nietzsche and the New Image of Thought
Chapter IV. Nietzsche and the Culture of the Sophists
Chapter V. Nietzsche and Machiavelli: Beyond Platonism, Aristotelianism, Christianity, and Humanism
Chapter VI. The Dislocating Energy of the Word: Time and Language in the Writings of Nietzsche and Hölderlin
Chapter VII. Robert Musil and the Nietzschean Subject
Appendix to Chapter VI
By offering a deep reconstruction of Nietzsche’s interpretation of the subject, Blair brings the discussion to a new level of understanding. Drawing on a significant range of Nietzsche’s own works and the critical literature, his book allows the reader to dive into Nietzsche’s creative laboratory, to appreciate the unity of his works and style of philosophizing about the inventive praxis that constitutes the subject. In sum, his book addresses a wide range of cultural and political issues and merits the attention of both the academic community and the general reading public.