What Nietzsche really said /

by Solomon, Robert C.; Higgins, Kathleen Marie..
Type: Book
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, c2000 .Edition: 1st ed .Description: xviii, 263 p. ; 22 cm .Summary: Publisher Fact Sheet A lucid overview of one of the most talked about philosophers of our time, skillfully written with sophistication, wit, & the desire to simultaneously educate & entertain ; Annotation Friedrich Nietzsche has become one of the most talked about philosophers in history. Unfortunately, he has not also become one of the best understood. Myths and rumors continue to swirl around his legacy, some of them concerning his sex life, his politics, his sanity, many of them supposedly cutting to the heart of his philosophy. Accordingly, understanding what Nietzsche really said is no simple matter. In this lucid and skillfully written volume, Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins have provided the most comprehensive overview available of the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche. From Nietzsche's ideas on "the will to power" to his attack on religion and morality to his infamous Ubermensch (superman) theory, What Nietzsche Really Said gets to the heart of Nietzsche's philosophy and offers many helpful hints, guidelines and insights for reading and understanding this controversial thinker. This sophisticated yet lively account will tell you everything you need to know about Friedrich Nietzsche as well as the myths and controversies that surround his life and work .ISBN: 0805241574; 9780805241570; 0805210946 (pbk.); 9780805210941 (pbk.). Related Subjects: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 Online Resources: Contents: Nietzsche's Works -- ; Introduction: "How to Philosophize with a Hammer" -- ; Rumors: Wine, Women, and Wagner -- ; Faced with a Book by Nietzsche -- ; Nietzsche Said, "God Is Dead" -- ; Nietzsche's War on Morality -- ; Nietzsche Ad Hominem (Nietzsche's "Top Ten") -- ; Nietzsche's Virtues -- ; Nietzsche's Affirmative Philosophy -- ; Conclusion: Nietzsche's Opening of the Modern Mind -- ; Nietzsche's Bestiary: A Glossary of His Favorite Images. ;
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-255) and index.

Nietzsche's Works -- Introduction: "How to Philosophize with a Hammer" -- Rumors: Wine, Women, and Wagner -- Faced with a Book by Nietzsche -- Nietzsche Said, "God Is Dead" -- Nietzsche's War on Morality -- Nietzsche Ad Hominem (Nietzsche's "Top Ten") -- Nietzsche's Virtues -- Nietzsche's Affirmative Philosophy -- Conclusion: Nietzsche's Opening of the Modern Mind -- Nietzsche's Bestiary: A Glossary of His Favorite Images.

Publisher Fact Sheet A lucid overview of one of the most talked about philosophers of our time, skillfully written with sophistication, wit, & the desire to simultaneously educate & entertain.

Annotation Friedrich Nietzsche has become one of the most talked about philosophers in history. Unfortunately, he has not also become one of the best understood. Myths and rumors continue to swirl around his legacy, some of them concerning his sex life, his politics, his sanity, many of them supposedly cutting to the heart of his philosophy. Accordingly, understanding what Nietzsche really said is no simple matter. In this lucid and skillfully written volume, Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins have provided the most comprehensive overview available of the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche. From Nietzsche's ideas on "the will to power" to his attack on religion and morality to his infamous Ubermensch (superman) theory, What Nietzsche Really Said gets to the heart of Nietzsche's philosophy and offers many helpful hints, guidelines and insights for reading and understanding this controversial thinker. This sophisticated yet lively account will tell you everything you need to know about Friedrich Nietzsche as well as the myths and controversies that surround his life and work.


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