The Resource American Nietzsche : a history of an icon and his ideas, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

American Nietzsche : a history of an icon and his ideas, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Label
American Nietzsche : a history of an icon and his ideas
Title
American Nietzsche
Title remainder
a history of an icon and his ideas
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"If you were looking for a philosopher likely to appeal to Americans, Friedrich Nietzsche would be far from your first choice. After all, in his blazing career, Nietzsche took aim at nearly all the foundations of modern American life: Christian morality, the Enlightenment faith in reason, and the idea of human equality. Despite that, for more than a century Nietzsche has been a hugely popular--and surprisingly influential--figure in American thought and culture. In American Nietzsche, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen delves deeply into Nietzsche's philosophy, and America's reception of it, to tell the story of his curious appeal. Beginning her account with Ralph Waldo Emerson, whom the seventeen-year-old Nietzsche read fervently, she shows how Nietzsche's ideas first burst on American shores at the turn of the twentieth century, and how they continued alternately to invigorate and to shock Americans for the century to come. She also delineates the broader intellectual and cultural contexts within which a wide array of commentators--academic and armchair philosophers, theologians and atheists, romantic poets and hard-nosed empiricists, and political ideologues and apostates from the Left and the Right--drew insight and inspiration from Nietzsche's claims for the death of God, his challenge to universal truth, and his insistence on the interpretive nature of all human thought and beliefs. At the same time, she explores how his image as an iconoclastic immoralist was put to work in American popular culture, making Nietzsche an unlikely posthumous celebrity capable of inspiring both teenagers and scholars alike. A penetrating examination of a powerful but little-explored undercurrent of twentieth-century American thought and culture, American Nietzsche dramatically recasts our understanding of American intellectual life--and puts Nietzsche squarely at its heart"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ratner-Rosenhagen, Jennifer
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B3317
LC item number
.R338 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • Philosophy, American
  • Civilization
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intellectual life
  • Philosophy, American
  • Einfluss
  • Gesellschaft
  • Geistesleben
Label
American Nietzsche : a history of an icon and his ideas, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of the American Nietzsche -- The soul of man under modernity -- The American naturalization of the Übermensch -- Nietzsche as educator -- Devotions: The Letters -- Dionysian enlightenment -- Antifoundationalism on native grounds -- Nietzsche is us
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
452 pages
Isbn
9780226705811
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011011189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)708762380
  • (OCoLC)ocn708762380
Label
American Nietzsche : a history of an icon and his ideas, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of the American Nietzsche -- The soul of man under modernity -- The American naturalization of the Übermensch -- Nietzsche as educator -- Devotions: The Letters -- Dionysian enlightenment -- Antifoundationalism on native grounds -- Nietzsche is us
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
452 pages
Isbn
9780226705811
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011011189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)708762380
  • (OCoLC)ocn708762380

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