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Nietzsche’s Economy

Modernity, Normativity and Futurity

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About this book


This book proposes that Nietzsche should be viewed as an economic thinker to rank alongside Marx. Peter Sedgwick shows how Nietzsche views economy as the basic condition under which the 'human animal' developed. Economy, Nietzsche argues, endowed us with futurity, and is a defining aspect of human behaviour.


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About the authors

PETER SEDGWICK is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Cardiff University, UK. He is the editor of Nietzsche: A Critical Reader (Blackwell, 1995), author of Descartes to Derrida: An Introduction to European Philosophy (Blackwell, 2001) and co-author/co-editor with Andrew Edgar of Cultural Theory: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 1999) and Cultural Theory: The Key Thinkers (Routledge, 2002).

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'Nietzsche's Economy is a complete and effective exploration of the economic motif at work throughout Nietzsche's writings. Not only is the book original in scope and in treatment, it opens a truly refreshing set of possibilities to the Nietzsche scholar, and to us learners of-and actors in-modernity....a welcome contribution to the task of rejuvenating the Nietzsche scholarship.' - Nietzsche Circle