Janaway on Nietzsche, Genealogy, and Naturalism: A Critical Review

20 Pages Posted: 21 May 2008


This is a review essay (forthcoming in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews) discussing Christopher Janaway's book "Beyond Selfessness: Reading Nietzsche's 'Genealogy'" (OUP, 2007). Particular attention is given to the question of Nietzsche's style, and the relationship between his philosophical positions and his therapeutic objectives; to Janaway's critique of my account of Nietzsche's naturalism; and to Nietzsche's conception of agency and the meaning of the image (from GM II:2) of "the sovereign individual."

Keywords: Nietzsche, naturalism, genealogy, free will

Suggested Citation

Leiter, Brian, Janaway on Nietzsche, Genealogy, and Naturalism: A Critical Review. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1134893 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1134893

Brian Leiter (Contact Author)

University of Chicago ( email )

1111 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

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