Rousseau, Nietzsche, and the image of the human / Paul Franco.Language: English Publication details: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, Description: XII, 169 Seiten ; 24 cmISBN: 978-0-226-80030-1Subject(s): Rousseau, Jean-Jacques 1712-1778 | Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm 1844-1900 | Philosophie | Politik | Frau | Selbst
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Verlagsangabe: "In Rousseau, Nietzsche, and the Image of the Human Paul Franco explores the relationship between Nietzsche and Rousseau and their critique of modern life. Franco begins by arguing that "among philosophers, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Friedrich Nietzsche are perhaps the two most influential explorers and shapers of the moral and cultural imagination of late modernity." And yet Nietzsche was often highly critical of Rousseau. Indeed, their critiques of modern life differ in important respects. Rousseau focused on the growing political and economic inequality in modern society and proposed a more egalitarian politics. Nietzsche decried the inability of society to take account of the exceptional individual and found Rousseau's political ideas wrong-headed. It is Franco's objective to explore their critiques of the modern life they observed--in the mid 18th century of the French Enlightenment and the late 19th century of industrializing and increasingly secular and scientific Europe--and show how they differed and how the earlier thinker formed the basis of much of the later thinkers' ideas"