Nietzsche Daybreak

Nietzsche  Daybreak

A new edition of this important work of Nietzsche's 'mature' philosophy.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521599636

Category: Philosophy

Page: 247

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A new edition of this important work of Nietzsche's 'mature' philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

The Use and Abuse of History

The Use and Abuse of History

"While life needs the services of history, it must just as clearly be comprehended that an excess measure of history will do harm to the living," declares Friedrich Nietzsche in this cautionary polemic.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486836409

Category: Philosophy

Page: 80

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"While life needs the services of history, it must just as clearly be comprehended that an excess measure of history will do harm to the living," declares Friedrich Nietzsche in this cautionary polemic. The iconoclastic philosopher warns us about the dangers of an uncritical devotion to the study of the past, which leads to destructive and limiting results — particularly in cases where long-ago events are exploited for nationalistic purposes. Nietzsche proposes three approaches to times gone by: the monumental, focusing on examples of human greatness; the antiquarian, involving immersion in a bygone period; and the critical, rejecting the old in favor of the new. He examines the pros and cons of each concept, favoring how the ancient Greeks looked at things, which balanced a consciousness of yesteryear with contemporary intellectual, cultural, and political sensibilities. Nietzsche’s emphasis on history as a dynamic, living culture rather than the subject of detached scholarship is certain to resonate with modern readers.
Categories: Philosophy

Selected Short Stories of Nietzsche

Selected Short Stories of Nietzsche

The works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Samaira Book Publishers

ISBN: 9789387550247

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche became one of the most influential thinkers of the nineteenth century. Nietzsche's utterance 'God is dead', his insistence that the meaning of life is to be found in purely human terms, and his doctrine of the Superman and the will to power were all later seized upon and unrecognisably twisted by, among others, Nazi intellectuals. The works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago.
Categories: Fiction

The Will to Power

The Will to Power

A work that both illuminates and extends our understanding of Nietzsche's earlier books, this volume offers reflections on art, morality, Christianity, nihilism, and other topics that provide absorbing glimpses into the mind of one of ...

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486831664

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Throughout his career, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche explored the concept of the will to power, interpreting it variously as a psychological, biological, and metaphysical principle. This posthumously produced volume, drawn from his unpublished notebooks, collects the nineteenth-century philosopher's thoughts on the force that drives humans toward achievement, dominance, and creative activity. Misunderstandings of Nietzsche's previous works compelled the author to attempt to express his doctrines in a more unequivocal form. These writings elucidate the principle that he held to be the essential factor of all existence — the drive and energy to develop independently according to one's nature, rather than being dominated by outside forces. A work that both illuminates and extends our understanding of Nietzsche's earlier books, this volume offers reflections on art, morality, Christianity, nihilism, and other topics that provide absorbing glimpses into the mind of one of philosophy's great thinkers.
Categories: Philosophy

Friedrich Nietzsche Also sprach Zarathustra

Friedrich Nietzsche  Also sprach Zarathustra

Friedrich Nietzsche hielt seine philosophische Dichtung 'Also sprach Zarathustra' für so wichtig, daß er glaubte, mit diesem Buch werde eine neue Zeitrechnung beginnen.

Author: Volker Gerhardt

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 9783050028729

Category: Also sprach Zarathustra

Page: 408

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Friedrich Nietzsche hielt seine philosophische Dichtung 'Also sprach Zarathustra' für so wichtig, daß er glaubte, mit diesem Buch werde eine neue Zeitrechnung beginnen. Tatsächlich wurde der 'Zarathustra' in den ersten Jahrzehnten nach der Publikation für Nietzsches wichtigstes Buch gehalten. Heute haben sich die Gewichte deutlich zugunsten seiner Aphorismen-Bücher verschoben. Dennoch eröffnet die im Stil eines neuen Evangeliums vorgetragene Vision einen erstrangigen Zugang zu Nietzsches Werk, denn hinter der Maske des wiederbelebten persischen Propheten spricht Nietzsche vieles aus, was im aphoristischen und essayistischen nur angedeutet ist. Diese Dichtung kann als Kommentar zu den philosophischen Prosatexten Nietzsches gelesen werden. In diesem Band wird der Handlungsfaden des 'Zarathustra' verfolgt, und neben einer Einführung werden die wichtigsten Themen in eingehender Analyse vorgeführt: Wille zur Macht, Umwertung aller Werte, Übermensch und ewige Wiederkehr des Gleichen.
Categories: Also sprach Zarathustra

The Gay Science

The Gay Science

"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him." This is the book in which Nietzsche made his boldest declaration, along with discussions of morality, knowledge, and truth.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486121147

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him." This is the book in which Nietzsche made his boldest declaration, along with discussions of morality, knowledge, and truth.
Categories: Religion

The Essential Friedrich Nietzsche Collection

The Essential Friedrich Nietzsche Collection

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Friedrich Nietzsche: Table Of Contents THE ANTICHRIST BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL *I: The Case Of Wagner* HOMER AND CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456613952

Category: Philosophy

Page: 2044

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Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Friedrich Nietzsche: Table Of Contents THE ANTICHRIST BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL *I: The Case Of Wagner* HOMER AND CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY. ON THE FUTURE OF OUR Thoughts Out Of Season - Part One THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA
Categories: Philosophy

Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of the Soul

Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of the Soul

This book offers a conversation with Nietzsche rather than a consideration of the secondary literature, yet it takes to task many prevalent approaches to his work, and contests especially the way we often restrict our encounter with him to ...

Author: Leslie Paul Thiele

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691020612

Category: Philosophy

Page: 233

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Leslie Thiele presents an original and accessible essay on the great thinker's attempt to lead a heroic life as a philosopher, artist, saint, educator, and solitary. He takes as his point of departure Nietzsche's conception of the soul as a multiplicity of conflicting drives and personae, and focuses on the task Nietzsche allotted himself "to make a cosmos out of his chaotic inheritance." This struggle to "become what you are" by way of a spiritual politics is demonstrated to be Nietzsche's foremost concern, which fused his philosophy with his life.
Categories: Philosophy

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

The decisive influence of Friedrich Nietzsche on H.L. Mencken is readily acknowledged in the vast literature on the great American journalist and social critic.

Author: H.L. Mencken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351519007

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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The decisive influence of Friedrich Nietzsche on H.L. Mencken is readily acknowledged in the vast literature on the great American journalist and social critic. However, Mencken's 1908 study of the philosopher has been relegated to footnote status by Mencken's critics and biographers and has been largely ignored by Nietzsche scholars. There are good reasons for reversing this judgment. Mencken's work was one of the first comprehensive and sympathetic treatments of Nietzsche's thought in the English language. It is a provocative engagement with the German philosopher's complex and elusive ideas, enhanced by a style that reverberates with a verve and dynamism approaching Nietzsche's own. Mencken presents a view of Nietzsche that elucidates the latter's complex and contentious form of the "gospel of individualism" while evincing a keen appreciation of his unrivalled capacity for critical analysis. The historical scope of Nietzsche's thought is fully evident in Mencken's analysis as is its application to modern societies and politics. In tracing the biographical and intellectual impetus for Nietzsche's relentless attacks on conventional moralities and established modes of thought, Mencken discerned both an ideal and a method for grappling with social and cultural issues that remain salient in our own time.
Categories: Philosophy

Nietzsche Untimely Meditations

Nietzsche  Untimely Meditations

These four essays are key documents for understanding the development of Nietzsche's thought.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521585848

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

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The four early essays in Untimely Meditations are key documents for understanding the development of Nietzsche's thought and clearly anticipate many of his later writings. They deal with such broad topics as the relationship between popular and genuine culture, strategies for cultural reform, the task of philosophy, t he nature of education, and the relationship between art, science and life. This new edition presents R. J. Hollingdale's translation of the essays and a new introduction by Daniel Breazeale, who places them in their historical context and discusses their significance for Nietzsche's philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Selected Letters of Friedrich Nietzsche

Selected Letters of Friedrich Nietzsche

Originally published: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872203581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Originally published: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil

This volume: Critiques the belief that actions, including domination or injury to the weak, can be universally objectionable Explores themes of religion and “master and slave” morality Includes a collection of stunning aphorisms and ...

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780857088482

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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A deluxe, high-quality edition of Friedrich Nietzsche’s seminal work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the final books by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. This landmark work continues to be one of the most well-known and influential explorations of moral and ethical philosophy ever conceived. Expanding on the concepts from his previous work Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Nietzsche adopts a polemic approach to past philosophers who, in his view, lacked critical sense in accepting flawed premises in their consideration of morality. The metaphysics of morality, Nietzsche argues, should not assume that a good man is simply the opposite of an evil man, rather merely different expression of humanity’s common basic impulses. Controversial in its time, as well as hotly debated in the present, Nietzsche’s work moves beyond conventional ethics to suggest that a universal morality for all human beings in non-existent – perception, reason and experience are not static, but change according to an individual’s perspective and interpretation. The work further argues that philosophic traditions such as “truth,” “self-consciousness” and “free will” are merely inventions of Western morality and that the “will to power” is the real driving force of all human behaviour. This volume: Critiques the belief that actions, including domination or injury to the weak, can be universally objectionable Explores themes of religion and “master and slave” morality Includes a collection of stunning aphorisms and observations of the human condition Part of the bestselling Capstone Classics Series edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon,this collectible, hard-back edition of Beyond Good and Evil provides an accessible and insightful Introduction by leading Nietzsche authority Dr Christopher Janaway. This deluxe volume is perfect for anyone with interest in philosophy, psychology, science, history and literature.
Categories: Philosophy

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo

In this extraordinary work Nietzsche traces his life, work and development as a philosopher, examines the heroes he has identified with, struggled against and then overcome - Schopenhauer, Wagner, Socrates, Christ - and predicts the ...

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9782322185375

Category: Philosophy

Page: 174

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In late 1888, only weeks before his final collapse into madness, Nietzsche (1844-1900) set out to compose his autobiography, and Ecce Homo remains one of the most intriguing yet bizarre examples of the genre ever written. In this extraordinary work Nietzsche traces his life, work and development as a philosopher, examines the heroes he has identified with, struggled against and then overcome - Schopenhauer, Wagner, Socrates, Christ - and predicts the cataclysmic impact of his 'forthcoming revelation of all values'. Both self-celebrating and self-mocking, penetrating and strange, Ecce Homo gives the final, definitive expression to Nietzsche's main beliefs and is in every way his last testament
Categories: Philosophy

The Dawn of Day

The Dawn of Day

This compendium of aphorisms and prose poems marks the advent of Nietzsche's mature philosophy. It represents an essential guide to understanding his later, better-known works.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486146591

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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This compendium of aphorisms and prose poems marks the advent of Nietzsche's mature philosophy. It represents an essential guide to understanding his later, better-known works.
Categories: Philosophy

Nietzsche Human All Too Human

Nietzsche  Human  All Too Human

Nietzsche's remarkable collection of aphorisms, presented with a new introduction by Richard Schacht.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521567041

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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This volume presents Nietzsche's remarkable collection of almost 1400 aphorisms in R. J. Hollingdale's distinguished translation, together with a new historical introduction by Richard Schacht. Subtitled "A Book for Free Spirits," Human, All Too Human marked for Nietzsche a new "positivism" and skepticism with which he challenged his previous metaphysical and psychological assumptions. Nearly all the themes of his later work are displayed here with characteristic perceptiveness and honesty--not to say suspicion and irony--in language of great brio. It remains one of the fundamental works for an understanding of his thought.
Categories: Philosophy

The Essential Nietzsche

The Essential Nietzsche

An expert on Nietzsche presents highlights from The Birth of Tragedy, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and other works, and explains their significance to modern readers.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486121345

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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An expert on Nietzsche presents highlights from The Birth of Tragedy, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and other works, and explains their significance to modern readers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner

The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner

Its youthful faults were exposed by Nietzsche in the brilliant "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he added to the new edition of 1886. But the book, whatever its excesses, remains one of the most relevant statements on tragedy ever penned.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307432988

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Two representative and important works in one volume by one of the greatest German philosophers. The Birth of Tragedy (1872) was Nietzsche's first book. Its youthful faults were exposed by Nietzsche in the brilliant "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he added to the new edition of 1886. But the book, whatever its excesses, remains one of the most relevant statements on tragedy ever penned. It exploded the conception of Greek culture that was prevalent down through the Victorian era, and it sounded themes developed in the twentieth century by classicists, existentialists, psychoanalysts, and others. The Case of Wagner (1888) was one Nietzsche's last books, and his wittiest. In attitude and style it is diametrically opposed to The Birth of Tragedy. Both works transcend their ostensible subjects and deal with art and culture, as well as the problems of the modern age generally. Each book in itself gives us an inadequate idea of its author; together, they furnish a striking image of Nietzsche's thought. The distinguished translations by Walter Kaufmann superbly reflect in English Nietzsche's idiom and the vitality of his style. Professor Kaufmann has also furnished running footnote commentaries, relevant passages from Nietzsche's correspondence, a bibliography, and, for the first time in any edition, an extensive index to each book.
Categories: Philosophy

Twilight of the Idols

Twilight of the Idols

Written while Nietzsche was at the peak of his powers, less than a year before the onset of the insanity that gripped him until his death in 1900, this work's proximity to the end of the author's career renders it a distinctive portrait ...

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486841632

Category: Philosophy

Page: 80

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"Twilight of the Idols means that the old truth is on its last legs," declared Friedrich Nietzsche in this 1889 polemic. Forceful in his language and profound in his message, the philosopher delivered the nineteenth century's most devastating attack on Christianity. Intended by Nietzsche as a general introduction to his philosophy, it assails the "idols" of Western philosophy and culture, including the concepts of Socratic rationality and Christian morality. Written while Nietzsche was at the peak of his powers, less than a year before the onset of the insanity that gripped him until his death in 1900, this work's proximity to the end of the author's career renders it a distinctive portrait from his later period. The source of the famous dictum, "Whatever does not kill me makes me stronger," it blazes with provocative, inflammatory rhetoric that challenges readers to reexamine what they worship and why.
Categories: Philosophy