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Nietzsche and Rée: A Star Friendship

Robin Small


This book is about the relationship of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) and Paul Rée (1849–1901). During a close friendship lasting for seven years, the two shared ideas and developed a new and original approach to philosophy and ethics. There followed a dramatic break, brought about in part by personal factors but also by a divergence in their directions as thinkers. For Nietzsche, the period of collaboration was a crucial stage in his development, and a springboard for his most characteristic and radical contributions to philosophy. Nietzsche gave the label ‘Réealism’ to the naturalistic phil ... More

Keywords: altruism, egoism, evolutionary theory, genealogy of morality, historical philosophy, moral psychology, naturalism, revaluation of values

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278077
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199278075.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Small, author
School of Education, University of Auckland
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