Affectivity and Philosophy after Spinoza and Nietzsche

Making Knowledge the Most Powerful Affect

  • Authors
  • Stuart Pethick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stuart Pethick
    Pages 1-17
  3. Stuart Pethick
    Pages 18-67
  4. Stuart Pethick
    Pages 156-230
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-251

About this book

Introduction

Pethick investigates a much neglected philosophical connection between two of the most controversial figures in the history of philosophy: Spinoza and Nietzsche. By examining the crucial role that affectivity plays in their philosophies, this book claims that the two philosophers share the common goal of making knowledge the most powerful affect.

Keywords

Spinoza Nietzsche Affectivity Philosophy Passions Emotion Knowledge Will-to-Power Eternal Return Ethics Morality Hermeneutics Interpretation Deleuze Monism Early Modern Philosophy Continental Philosophy Descartes ethics Friedrich Nietzsche history of philosophy morality philosophy René Descartes

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