Warspeak: Nietzsche’s Victory over Nihilism
Warspeak centers on a focused reading of Nietzsche’s On The Genealogy of Morality, driven and ordered by the three major themes Nietzsche used to structure his attack on nihilism. Van Boxel tracks the emergence of a new human type in Nietzsche’s work, and explains how this represents a victory over nihilism and a more hopeful future for humanity. Provocatively, the book expresses a distinctly feminine conception of philosophy, as a necessary corrective to the excessively masculine form of earlier philosophy. Like Nietzsche’s own writing, Warspeak defies traditional academic categories, dealing with poetry, literature, science, politics, and philosophy, in a style that is sometimes analytical and sometimes literary.