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Nietzsche on Ethics and Politics$
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Maudemarie Clark

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199371846

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371846.001.0001

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Bloom and Nietzsche

Bloom and Nietzsche

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(p.133) { 6 } Bloom and Nietzsche
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Nietzsche on Ethics and Politics
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Maudemarie Clark

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371846.003.0007

This chapter examines the nature of Alan Bloom’s opposition to Nietzsche, which is evident in The Closing of the American Mind (1987). It argues that Bloom’s view of it is different from what his book originally suggests, and that he offers one view for the people but a quite different one for the philosopher. In the interest of suggesting that we reject both of these views of Nietzsche, the chapter then offers Nietzsche’s quite different view of the Bloom-Nietzsche opposition.

Keywords:   Allan Bloom, philosophy, Nietzsche

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