Philosophy Today

Volume 12, Issue 2, Summer 1968

Rudolph Gerber
Pages 75-92

Nietische: Reason as Power for Humanism

The growing interest in Nietzsche has reached the point where, in many ways, it is he rather than Hegel who is the point of departure and reference for much cetemporary philosophizing. His growing importance is reflected by a number of recent articles and books. Some of the more outstanding are those of F. Copleston ("Foreground and Background in Nietzsche,' in the Review of Metaphysics, March 1968, pp. 506-25), R. J. Hollingdcde (Nietzsche: the Man and his Philosophy. Baton Rouge: University of Louisiana Press 1965), and Arthur Danto (Nietzsche as Philosopher. New York: Macmillan Company 1965). Mention should be made also of the english translation of Earl Jasper's monumental work on Nietzsche (Nietzsche: an introduction to an understanding of his philosophical activity. Tucson: University of Arizona Press 1965) by Charles Wallreff and Frederick Schmitz. The following article is a look at some of the cornerstones in Nietzsche's philosophical edifice.