Nietzsche and Heroism
Payot & Rivages
In this philosophical study, Antonia Birnbaum analyzes the influence of modernity over heroism and how heroism has escaped the mythical realm to which it had been reduced by tradition. Heroism no longer serves people of power. It has crossed to the other side, that of the vanquished. Heroism has become the power of freedom and it is in Nietzsche’s work that this shift can be best understood. A thorough textual analysis of Nietzsche, Nietzsche les aventures de l’héroisme shows the importance of thinking of heroism as an act of freedom within the framework of society.
Antonia Birnbaum : Antonia Birnbaum is a philosopher and professor of philosophy at the University of Metz.