Forlag: University of Chicago Press/Polity Press (USA/Storbritannia)
In the book Nietzsche's Earth: Great Politics, Great Events based on Gary Shapiro That's how Zarathustra spoke and looking for Nietzsche's geophilosophy. Nietzsche anticipates globalization as a philosophical theme, but naturally lacks a view of climate and environmental problems. Nevertheless, the great time perspectives that connect the earth and the future of man make Nietzsche relevant to our own time. The Earth initially appears as a super-object, the only thing large enough to balance Nietzsche's megalomaniacal project. Deeper, geophilosophy, as practiced by Nietzsche, is a discipline that asks the far too great, yet inevitable, question of the meaning of the earth, "der Sinn der Erde": Where is the earth going? And where do people go? Is there a goal for humans on this planet – and thus a meaning?
Shapiro's book project was premiered in German by Stefan Günzels Geophilosophy: Nietzsche's Philosophical Geography (2001), without Shapiro referring to this great work. Günzel, like Shapiro Nietzsche, reads against the concept anthropocene, the geological epoch of mankind, but also shows that geophilosophy – understood as a connection of geography and philosophy – has a long history. Günzel follows in typical German fashion the threads of Greek antiquity right into German idealism, where geophilosophy. . .
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