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The Nietzschean Self: Moral Psychology, Agency, and the Unconscious

Paul Katsafanas

Abstract

Nietzsche’s works are replete with discussions of moral psychology, but to date there has been no systematic analysis of his account. How does Nietzsche understand human motivation, deliberation, agency, and selfhood? How does his account of the unconscious inform these topics? What is Nietzsche’s conception of freedom, and how do we become free? Should freedom be a goal for all of us? How does—and how should—the individual relate to his social context? This book offers an analysis of these central topics in Nietzsche’s moral psychology. It analyzes his distinction between conscious and uncons ... More

Keywords: Nietzsche, moral psychology, unconscious, conscious, self, freedom, agency, action, motivation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198737100
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737100.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Katsafanas, author
Boston University