Nietzsche and the Origin of Virtue
Routledge – 1993 – 224 pages
In Ecce Homo (1908) Friedrich Nietzsche calls himself "the first immoralist" and adds "that makes me the annihilator par excellence".
Lester Hunt examines this and other radical claims in order to show that Nietzsche does have a coherent ethical and political philosophy. He uses Nietzsche's writings as a starting point for a critique of a wider, contemporary ethical project - one that should inform our lives as well as our thoughts.
`Hunt's interpretation is … not only a new interpretation of Nietzsche, but also a representation of a significant position in ethical and political philosophy' - Richard Schacht, University of Illinois