Simon May is Departmental Fellow in Philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London. He is author of The Pocket Philosopher, a book of his own aphorisms (Metro, 1999).
`In sum ... this is a serious and thought provoking analysis that challenges both Nietzsche and his interpreters. May's book stands out from the rest in his rigorous analysis of the implicit principles of life-enhancement and in his challenging of both the necessity of Nietzsche's rejection of the transcendent and the viability of his individualism to his overall project of life-enhancement.' International Philosophical Quarterly Vol XLI, No.1, issue 161 `This book has many strengths, one of which is May's rigorous and patient scrutiny of each of Nietzsche's transvalued ethical concepts.' International Philosophical Quarterly Vol XLI, No.1, issue 161 `lucid and rigorous' International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol XLI, No.1, issue 161 `his [May] claims offer significant challenges to entrenched understandings of many aspects of Nietzsche's moral philosophy, and further consideration of these challenges is likely to be fruitful.' Tom Bailey, New Nietzsche Studies Journal `These discussions ... provide numerous stimulating approaches to particular aspects of Nietzsche's moral philosophy.' Tom Bailey, New Nietzsche Studies Journal Most impressive among these discussions is that of the second essay of The Genealogy. Tom Bailey, New Nietzsche Studies Journal