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Nietzsche’s Machiavellian Politics

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Don Dombowsky
    Pages 1-8
  3. Don Dombowsky
    Pages 101-130
  4. Don Dombowsky
    Pages 131-167
  5. Don Dombowsky
    Pages 168-182
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-221

About this book


In this exciting new study, Don Dombowsky proposes that the foundation of Nietzsche's political thought is the aristocratic liberal critique of democratic society. But he claims that Nietzsche radicalizes this critique through a Machiavellian conversion, based on a reading of The Prince , adapting Machiavellian virtù (the shaping capacity of the legislator), and immoralism (the techniques applied in political rule), and that, consequently, Nietzsche is better understood in relation to the political ideology of the neo-Machiavellian elite theorists of his own generation.


Friedrich Nietzsche liberty morality philosophy policy Political Thought politics

About the authors

DON DOMBOWSKY is currently teaching at Bishop's University, Canada. He has published articles in the Journal of Nietzsche Studies and Nietzsche-Studien.

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