- Letter From the Editor
As many of you will remember, the North American Nietzsche Society (NANS) for many years enjoyed a partnership with International Studies in Philosophy, which devoted summer issues to the publication of NANS Proceedings and Addresses, thereby serving as an important venue for new work on Nietzsche's thought and an invaluable vehicle for emerging scholars in Anglophone Nietzsche studies. After the collapse of the journal, NANS contracted with JNS to publish what had become a sizeable inventory of forthcoming work; the journal expanded from two to three issues per year to accommodate the project. Five years later, all of those promises to publish have now been fulfilled: over sixty authors have seen their presentations into print, and many of the fruitful author-meets-critics sessions, as well as articles both invited and peer-refereed, are now available electronically to a worldwide readership. That goal having been reached, and with NANS itself having moved to a biennial conference format featuring fewer and more selective presentations, JNS returns this year to publishing two issues annually. In addition to encouraging your submissions of new work, we will of course continue to look to NANS, as we will look to other established societies dedicated to advancing the scholarship on Nietzsche's philosophical thought, to produce the richest and most substantive issues possible.
In this issue, we are pleased to feature an article by Maudemarie Clark that continues the engaging conversation about perspectivism and "falsification" in Nietzsche's work. Inspired by Alexander Nehamas's article in JNS 48.3, Professor Clark offers some reconsiderations and clarifications of her own views and invaluable perspective on their development over the last several years, in addition to some new insights and replies to Professor Nehamas. The contributions by Kaitlyn Creasy and Paul Franco both examine Nietzsche's views on the constitution and "creation" of selves, with an eye to adjudicating debates about whether Nietzschean "nihilism" is best characterized as a philosophical or a psychological hypothesis, and whether [End Page 1] and how we ought to reconcile Nietzschean "fatalism" with his remarks about self-creation. Franco and Tobias Kuehne both focus carefully and selectively on Nietzsche's early and middle-period works, as Kuehne examines the theme of "danger" in Nietzsche's texts to argue that it characterizes performatively Nietzsche's own argumentative methods and contributes to our understanding of his ethical thought. Finally, James Pearson advances a new model for thinking about Nietzsche's attraction to the agonistic impulses in human beings, about what, if anything, constrains them, and about how to conceive of their proper objects and place in political culture.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tom Bailey for years of dedicated work at the book reviews desk at JNS. As he steps down, we warmly welcome to the editorial staff Alexander Prescott-Couch, Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, as our new Book Reviews Editor, and Christopher Fowles, DPhil candidate and tutor also at the University of Oxford, as an Editorial Assistant on the reviews desk. As always, please visit http://jns.gsu.edu for announcements from the editorship, access to recent issues, calls for papers for upcoming special issues of JNS, including one to be guest edited by Mark Alfano and dedicated to Nietzsche on moral emotions, and links to Nietzsche societies in the United States and abroad.
Jessica N. Berry [End Page 2]