Deleuze’s and Adorno’s Nietzsche: Nietzsche as the philosopher of the unconscious and as inconsistent, nonidentity dialectical thinker.
The thesis explores:
a) Nietzsche’s appropriation by Deleuze, following Peter Dews’ contention that the poststructuralist critique of identity appropriates the irrationalistic side of Nietzsche’s thought.
b) Nietzsche’s appropriation by Adorno, and the hypothesis, inspired by Peter Dews, Karin Bauer and Gillian Rose, that there is also a rationalistic side in Nietzsche’s critique of identity which is appropriated and developed by Adorno.
c) the “paradox of Nietzsche”, consisting in the existence of two contradictory claims: by Deleuze of Nietzsche being a fierce critic of dialectics, and by Rose and Bauer of Nietzsche being the originator of Adorno’s negative dialectics.
MA in Social and Political Thought, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK
Bachelor in Political Science and History, The Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece
Postgraduate Tutor, Introduction to Political Theory, 2016-2017, University of York.
Nektarios is supervised by Professor Werner Bonefeld and Dr James Clarke