Paul Catanu's "Heidegger's Nietzsche" reviewed in the Journal of Nietzsche Studies

"In taking up the problematic elements of Heidegger’s reading, Catanu forwards a novel thesis: Heidegger’s attempt to systematize Nietzsche’s thought via a single idea (will to power) was well motivated but didn’t go far enough, as it lacked sufficient strength to render the entire Nietzschean corpus coherent. It is thus Catanu’s thesis that “Nietzsche’s philosophy can be explained entirely in terms of this concept [Becoming].

Presented firmly as a piece of Nietzsche scholarship, Catanu’s text addresses a large number of Nietzsche’s texts and varying Nietzsche interpreters from both the analytic and the continental traditions, as well as tackles Nietzsche’s relation to Aristotle, Plato, Heraclitus, Hegel, and Gadamer in some depth. The result is a remarkably rigorous and thorough text that pursues its goal with a singular focus."

- Justin Laleh © 2012, courtesy of The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Vol 43, Spring 2012

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