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Homo Natura: Nietzsche, Philosophical Anthropology and Biopolitics (Incitements)

Homo Natura: Nietzsche, Philosophical Anthropology and Biopolitics (Incitements)

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Publication Date: March 12th, 2020
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Nietzsche coins the enigmatic term homo natura to capture his understanding of the human being as a creature of nature and tasks philosophy with the renaturalisation of humanity. Following Foucault's critique of the human sciences, Vanessa Lemm discusses the reception of Nietzsche's naturalism in philosophical anthropology, psychoanalysis and gender studies. She offers an original reading of homo natura that brings back the ancient Greek idea of nature and sexuality as creative chaos and of the philosophical life as outspoken and embodied truth, perhaps best exemplified by the Cynics' embrace of social and cultural transformation.

About the Author

Vanessa Lemm is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Greenwich University. She is an internationally recognised expert on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and has published widely on Nietzsche, biopolitics and contemporary political philosophy. She is the author of Nietzsche and the Becoming of Life (Fordham University Press, 2014), Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy: Culture, Politics and the Animality of the Human Being (Fordham University Press, 2009) and Nietzsche's Twilight of the Idols (EUP, forthcoming).