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Name:  Richard Lawrence Schacht  

Pen Name: Richard Schacht, Professor Richard Schacht


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1941 in Racine, Wisconsin

-- Richard Lawrence Schacht on WorldCat --

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Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Schacht is a philosopher and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a renowned expert on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, is the editor of International Nietzsche Studies and is Executive Director of the North American Nietzsche Society. His philosophical interests include continental philosophy, particularly Friedrich Nietzsche and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and concepts such as human nature, alienation, and value theory.Along with the books he has written, he has also edited several books including ''Nietzsche: Selections''; ''Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality''; and ''Human, All Too Human''.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Alienation /
ISBN: 0041500342. OCLC Number: 4605989

G. Allen & Unwin,. .

Classical modern philosophers :
ISBN: 0415065771. OCLC Number: 655300430

Routledge & Kegan Paul,. .

An introduction to the work of seven founding fathers of modern philosophy: Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Kant.

Finding an ending :
ISBN: 0195183606. OCLC Number: 54024213

Oxford University Press,. .

"Few musical works loom as large in Western culture as Richard Wagner's four-part Ring of the Nibelungs. In Finding an Ending, two eminent philosophers, Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht, offer art look at this greatest of Wagner's achievements, focusing on its far-reaching and subtle exploration of problems of meanings and endings in this life and world."--Jacket.

Hegel and after;
ISBN: 0822932873. OCLC Number: 1032148

University of Pittsburgh Press. .

Making sense of Nietzsche :
ISBN: 0252021258. OCLC Number: 29877548

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Nietzsche /
ISBN: 0415090717. OCLC Number: 191031536

Routledge & K. Paul,. .

The Cambridge companion to existentialism
ISBN: 9781139015066. OCLC Number: 806147304

Cambridge University Press,. .

These essays demonstrate the contemporary vitality of existential thought, engaging critically with the main concepts and figures of existentialism.

The future of alienation /
ISBN: 0252063864. OCLC Number: 28799790

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"'Alienation' may no longer be the buzzword it was a generation ago, but its central themes remain contemporary concerns: the character and meaning of our work lives, forms of power and powerlessness, questions about norms and normlessness, the individual's relation to social institutions. Richard Schacht has long argued that alienation theory can shed important light upon aspects of light in the modern world and upon our human predicament. The essays here call for a rethinking of a variety of forms of alienation in light of contemporary dynamics and a clearer understanding of the dialectic of human selfhood and social participation. They call for a renewed interest in alienation theory; they counter the myth that, with the collapse of the Soviet empire, Marx's thinking has been 'refuted'; and they argue for an enhanced sensitivity to the problem of how we describe, interpret, and evaluate the world around us in light of the complexity and diversity that alienation theory reveals" -- Back cover.