The Three Stigmata of Friedrich Neitzsche: Political Physiology in the Age of Nihilism - New Book by Professor Nandita Biswas Mellamphy
Posted February 6, 2012
Professor Nandita Biswas Mellamphy has just published a new book entitled :The Three Stigmata of Friedrich Nietzsche: Political Physiology in the Age of Nihilism. (Palgrave Macmillan Press 2011). Since the early twentieth century, scholarly debate has revolved around the status of the "Political" in the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche. Following Nietzsche's call for a "philosopher-physician" and his own use of the bodily language of "health" and "illness" as tools to diagnose the ailments of the body politic, this book is the first to offer a reconstruction of the concept of "political physiology" in Nietzsche's thought.
This is an important and highly innovative appreciation of Nietzsche
which offers fresh and arresting insights into both core and neglected
aspects of his philosophy. It makes central to Nietzsche's project the
thought of eternal return and provides a novel interpretation of it as the
cornerstone of his political ontology. The author convincingly agues that
Neitzsche's celebrated affirmation of life needs to be translated into a
political vision for humankind. Highly recommended" - Keith Ansell
Pearson, Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick.