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Dr Peter Sedgwick

Overview

Dr Peter Sedgwick Position: Reader Email: Sedgwick@cf.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 76075
Extension: 76075
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff

Research Group

Philosophy

Research Interests

European Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Political Theory, History of Ideas.

Selected Publications

Nietzsche’s Justice: Naturalism in Search of an Ethics (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013).

Nietzsche: The Key Concepts (London: Routledge, 2009).

Nietzsche’s Economy: Modernity, Normativity and Futurity
(Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2007).

Cultural Theory: The Key Concepts, Second Edition
, co-author/editor Andrew Edgar (London: Routledge, 2008).

Cultural Theory: The Key Thinkers
, co-author/editor Andrew Edgar (London: Routledge, 2002).

Descartes to Derrida: An Introduction to European Philosophy
(Oxford: Blackwell, 2001).

Nietzsche: A Critical Reader
(Oxford: Blackwell, 1995).

‘Determining Weights Anew: Nietzsche, Economy and the Gift-Giving Virtue’, in Wirtliche Ökonomie. Philosophische und dichterische Quellen, eds Ivo De Gennaro, Sergiusz Kazmierski and Ralf Lüfter (Nordhausen: Verlag Traugott Bautz GmbH, 2013).

 ‘Nietzsche, Naturalism and Law’, in Nietzsche and Political Thought, ed. Keith Ansell Pearson (London: Bloomsbury, 2013).

‘Nietzsche, Illness and the Body’s Quest for Narrative’, in Health Care Analysis, (264), 2013.

‘Instrumentalism, Civil Association and the Ethics of Health Care: Understanding the “Politics of Faith”’, in Health Care Analysis (250), 2013.

‘Nietzsche, Normativity and Will to Power’, Nietzsche-Studien, 36, 2007.

‘Violence, Economy and Temporality: Plotting the Political Terrain of On the Genealogy of Morality’, Nietzsche-Studien, 34, 2005.

‘The Nietzsche Legend: A Genealogy of Myth and Enlightenment’, Ecce Opus: Nietzsche-Revisionen im 20. Jahrhundert, Herausgegeben von Rüdiger Görner & Duncan Large (Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2003).

‘The Future of Philosophy: Nietzsche, Rorty, and “Post-Nietzscheanism”’, Nietzsche-Studien, 29, 2000.

‘Pegagogical Nietzsche’, International Studies in Philosophy, XXXII/3, 2000.

 ‘Nietzsche as Literature/Nietzsche as “German” Literature’, Journal of Nietzsche Studies, No. 13, Spring 1997.

‘Essentialisms in Dispute: Lyotard and Kripke’, co-author Dr. A. Tanesini, American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 3, July 1995.

 ‘Adorno, Oakeshott and the Voice of Poetry’, co-author Andrew Edgar, in Theorizing Culture: An Interdisciplinary Critique After Postmodernism, B. Adam & S. Allan, eds. (London: UCL Press, 1995).

‘Crossing the Torrent: Lyotard and “the kernel of pedagogy”’, The Southern Review, Vol. 27, No.3, September 1994.

Reviews:

‘Nietzsche's Justice is a superb study for anyone – from novice to established scholar – with an interest in the much misunderstood though thoroughly relevant German philosopher. The work has many more virtues than can be enumerated here.  Highly recommended.’ Choice

‘Nietzsche’s Economy is a complete and effective exploration of the economic motif at work throughout Nietzsche’s writings. Not only is the book original in scope and in treatment, it opens a truly refreshing set of possibilities to the Nietzsche scholar, and to us learners of and actors in modernity. […] Sedgwick’s core insight […] is a welcome contribution to the task of rejuvenating the Nietzsche scholarship. The Nietzsche Circle

Reviews of Descartes to Derrida:

‘If, like me, you find most philosophical commentaries on the work of such thinkers as Derrida, Deleuze and Levinas scarcely less obscure and jargon-saturated than the originals, then this is the book for you’.  Philosophy in Review

‘Sedgwick's writing is clear, elegant, well organised and perfectly attuned to the concerns outlined above.  I cannot help but mention another perfect audience for this book: faculty, such as myself.  I confess to learning an enormous amount of philosophy from Sedgwick’.  The Times Higher Education Supplement

‘This book should take a place as one of the key texts in humanities programs throughout the English-speaking world.’ Choice.

Publications

‘Essentialisms in Dispute: Lyotard and Kripke’, co-author Dr. A. Tanesini, American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 3, July 1995.

‘The Future of Philosophy: Nietzsche, Rorty, and “Post-Nietzscheanism”’, Nietzsche-Studien, Band 29, 2000.

‘Pegagogical Nietzsche’, in International Studies in Philosophy, XXXII/3, 2000.

Descartes to Derrida: An Introduction to European Philosophy. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001.

‘The Nietzsche Legend : A Genealogy of Myth and Enlightenment’, Ecce Opus. Nietzsche-Revisionen im 20.Jahrhundert. Eds Rüdiger Görner and Duncan Large. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2003.

‘Violence, Economy and Temporality: Plotting the Political Terrain of On the Genealogy of Morality’, Nietzsche-Studien, Volume 32, 2005.

Biography

I am Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Cardiff University. I am editor of Nietzsche: A Critical Reader (Blackwell, 1995), author of Descartes to Derrida: An Introduction to European Philosophy (Blackwell, 2001) and co-author/co-editor with Andrew Edgar of Cultural Theory: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 1999) and Cultural Theory: The Key Thinkers (Routledge, 2002). I am currently Director of Postgraduate Studies and also teaches on the MA in Music, Culture and Politics (run by the School of Music).