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Rehberg, Andrea and Woodward, Ashley. Nietzsche and the Politics of Difference. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110688436

About this book
The question of Nietzsche’s use of political theory has a long and vexed history. The contributors of this book re-situate debates around the notion of difference, in relation to historical and scholarly concerns, but with a view to the current political context. Given that today we are faced with a host of political challenges of domination and resistance, the question raised in this volume is how Nietzsche helps us to think through and to address some of the problems. The authors also discuss how his writings complicate our desire for swift solutions to seemingly intractable problems: how to resist slavishness in thought and action, how to maintain hard-won civil liberties and rights in the face of encroaching hegemonic discourses, practices and forces, or how to counteract global environmental degradation, in short, how to oppose ‘totalitarian’ movements of homogenization, universalization, equalization, and instead to affirm, both politically and ontologically, a culture of difference.

Table of Contents
Introduction

PART 1 POLITICS AND DIFFERENCE
Nietzsche, Rancière and the Disputation of Politics
Alan Watt

Composing Time: Stiegler on Nietzsche, Nihilism and a Possible Future
Tracy Colony

PART 2 POLITICS AND IDENTITY
Nietzsche’s Diagnosis of Socrates in The Birth of Tragedy: Voyeurism and the Denigration of Difference
Glen Baier

Ecce Homo – Notes on Duplicates: The Great Politics of the Self
William A. B. Parkhurst

Voluntary Submission and the ʻPolitics of Truth’: Nietzsche and Foucault on the Danger of the Fully Normalised ‘Last Human’
Niklas Corall

Towards Immanence – A Nietzschean Trajectory
Andrea Rehberg

PART 3 NIETZSCHE AND DELEUZE ON A NEW POLITICS
Echoes of a New Politics: Deleuze’s Nietzsche and the Political
Jonas Oßwald

The Topology of Difference: Deleuze’s Nietzsche in his Politics of Folded Spaces and Subjects
Lilian Kroth

Fake or Just Stupid? – Post-Truth Politics, Nihilism and the Politics of Difference in Light of Deleuze’s Nietzsche and Philosophy
Gabriel Valladão Silva

The Idiot: Deleuze’s Nietzsche for a Politics of Difference
Julie Van der Wielen

PART 4 THE POLITICS OF THE AGON
Disparate Conceptions of the Agon: Nietzsche and Agonistic Democracy
Pia Morar

Agonal Human Rights: A Re-evaluation of Democracy Through Nietzsche’s Physio-Psychology of Will to Power
Sven Gellens

PART 5 PLURALITY, AFFIRMATION, IMMANENCE
Nietzsche and a Politics of Difference: Realising the Forces in the Margins
Marinete Araujo da Silva Fobister

Nietzsche, Foucault and the Politics of the Ascetic Ideal
George W. Shea

The Quandary of Identity and the Prospective Appearance of Free Spirits in our Globalising Age
Michael J. McNeal

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