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The Problem of Affective Nihilism in Nietzsche

Thinking Differently, Feeling Differently

Authors: Creasy, Kaitlyn

  • Presents a detailed and focused study of the problem of affective nihilism–nihilism as a feeling-based phenomenon–in the work of Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Addresses long-standing questions about agency in Nietzsche
  • Introduces the potential that ideas have to transform bodies
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Nietzsche is perhaps best known for his diagnosis of the problem of nihilism. Though his elaborations on this diagnosis often include descriptions of certain beliefs characteristic of the nihilist (such as beliefs in the meaninglessness or worthlessness of existence), he just as frequently specifies a variety of affective symptoms experienced by the nihilist that weaken their will and diminish their agency. This affective dimension to nihilism, however, remains drastically underexplored. In this book, Kaitlyn Creasy offers a comprehensive account of affective nihilism that draws on Nietzsche’s drive psychology, especially his reflections on affects and their transformative potential. After exploring Nietzsche’s account of affectivity (illuminating especially the transpersonal nature of affect in Nietzsche’s thought) and the phenomenon of affective nihilism, Creasy argues that affective nihilism might be overcome by employing a variety of Nietzschean strategies: experimentation, self-narration, and self-genealogy.

About the authors

Kaitlyn Creasy is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State University, San Bernardino. Her work has been published in the Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Environmental Philosophy, and anthologies in Nietzsche studies and environmental philosophy.

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-37132-6
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Problem of Affective Nihilism in Nietzsche
Book Subtitle
Thinking Differently, Feeling Differently
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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978-3-030-37133-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37132-6
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1
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