Nietzsche on Decentered Subjectivity or, the Existential Crisis of the Modern Subject

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Abstract

The main point of this chapter is that Nietzsche’s writings describe a deep crisis of modern subjectivity. Constâncio argues that Nietzsche’s theoretical conception of a ‘decentered subject’, i.e., of a non-transparent, opaque “subject-multiplicity”, as Nietzsche terms it in BGE 12 — radically modifies the modern conception of the subject, but neither does Nietzsche proclaim the death of the subject, nor is his approach to the problem of subjectivity chiefly theoretical.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity
EditorsJoão Constâncio, Maria João Mayer Branco, Bartholomew Ryan
Place of PublicationBerlin and Boston
PublisherWalter de Gruyter
Pages279-316
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-11-040820-1 , 978-3-11-040840-9
ISBN (Print)ISBN 978-3-11-040812-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameNietzsche Today
PublisherWalter De Gruyter

Keywords

  • Nietzsche, Subjectivity, Consciousness, Self

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