A Nietzsche Reader

Paperback | October 26, 1978

byFriedrich NietzscheTranslated byR. J. HollingdaleIntroduction byR. J. Hollingdale

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The literary career of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) spanned less than twenty years, but no area of intellectual inquiry was left untouched by his iconoclastic genius. The philosopher who announced the death of God in The Gay Science (1882) and went on to challenge the Christian code of morality in Beyond Good and Evil (1886), grappled with the fundamental issues of the human condition in his own intense autobiography, Ecce Homo (1888). Most notorious of all, perhaps, his idea of the triumphantly transgressive übermann ('superman') is developed in the extreme, yet poetic words of Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883-92). Whether addressing conventional Western philosophy or breaking new ground, Nietzsche vastly extended the boundaries of nineteenth-century thought.

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R. J. Hollingdale selects and translates Nietzsche’s major philosophical works to provide an overview of his thought. Friedrich Nietzsche’s literary career spanned less than two decades yet included a wide variety of subjects. Arranged by topic, A Nietzsche Reader represents the scope of the philosopher’s ideas. From addressing con...

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The literary career of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) spanned less than twenty years, but no area of intellectual inquiry was left untouched by his iconoclastic genius. The philosopher who announced the death of God in The Gay Science (1882) and went on to challenge the Christian code of morality in Beyond Good and Evil (1886), grappl...

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‘Courageous, untroubled, mocking, violent – that is what wisdom wants us to be’The literary career of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) spanned less than twenty years, but no area of intellectual inquiry was left untouched by his iconoclastic genius. The philosopher who announced the death of God in The Gay Science (1882) and went on to ...

Friedrich Nietzsche was born near Leipzig in 1844, the son of a Lutheran clergyman. At 24 he was appointed to the chair of classical philology at Basle University, where he stayed until forced by his health to retire in 1879. Here, he wrote all his literature, including Thus Spake Zarathustra, and developed his idea of the Superman. ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:October 26, 1978Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140443290

ISBN - 13:9780140443295

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R. J. Hollingdale selects and translates Nietzsche’s major philosophical works to provide an overview of his thought. Friedrich Nietzsche’s literary career spanned less than two decades yet included a wide variety of subjects. Arranged by topic, A Nietzsche Reader represents the scope of the philosopher’s ideas. From addressing conventional Western philosophical issues to pioneering new ideological territory, Nietzsche is always compelling, provocative and relevant. His brilliant mind tackles the basic issues of human existence, struggling to expand the limits of thought and concluding that with so much left unanswered and unanswerable, there can be no scientific or moral truth.