Nietzsche, Spinoza, and the Moral Affects

Journal of the History of Philosophy 51 (4):617-649 (2013)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Friedrich Nietzsche was Less Well-Read in the history of philosophy than were many of his peers in the pantheon, whether Hegel before him or Heidegger after, but he was not for that reason any less hesitant to pronounce judgment on the worth of the other great philosophers: Plato was “boring”; Descartes was “superficial”; Hobbes, Hume, and Locke signify “a debasement and lowering of the concept of ‘philosophy’ for more than a century”; Kant was an “idiot” and a “catastrophic spider,” etc.1 Against this overarching trend of negativity, his uncharacteristically positive response to one thinker, a thinker who initially appears to us as quite different from him, is all the more surprising. In the summer of ..
No keywords specified (fix it)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
Archival date: 2016-06-06
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
1,436 ( #2,901 of 64,076 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
147 ( #3,673 of 64,076 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.