Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | October 1, 2000

byMichael Tanner

not yet rated|write a review
The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, which came to an abrupt end in 1889. Since then he has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum of people, whose interpretations of his thought range from the highlyirrational to the firmly analytical. Thus Spoke Zarathustra introduced the 'superman' and The Twilight of the Idols developed the 'Will to Power' concept; these term, together with 'Sklavenmoral' and 'Herrenmoral', became confused with the rise of nationalism in Germany. Idiosyncratic and aphoristic, Nietzsche is always bracing and provocative, and temptingly easy to dip into. Michael Tanner's readable introduction to the philosopher's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings. It also explodes the many misconceptions fostered in thehundred years since Nietzsche wrote, prophetically: 'Do not, above all, confound me with what I am not!'

Pricing and Purchase Info

$10.86 online
$11.95 list price (save 9%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, which came to an abrupt end in 1889. Since then he has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum of people, whose interpretations of his thought range from the highlyirrational to the firmly analytical. Thus Spo...

Michael Tanner is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and a University Lecturer in Philosophy. He is author of Wagner (Fontana, 1995).

other books by Michael Tanner

Junior Braves Of The Apocalypse Volume 1: A Brave Is Brave
Junior Braves Of The Apocalypse Volume 1: A Brave Is Br...

Paperback|Jul 21 2015

$25.92 online$25.95list price
The Suffragette Derby
The Suffragette Derby

Kobo ebook|May 21 2013

$20.19 online$26.19list price(save 22%)
The Oxford Murder
The Oxford Murder

Kobo ebook|Sep 19 2015

$5.39 online$6.99list price(save 22%)
see all books by Michael Tanner
Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.31 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192854143

ISBN - 13:9780192854148

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

The image of Nietzsche; Tragedy: birth, death, rebirth; Disillusionment and withdrawal; Morality and its discontents; The one thing needful; Prophecy; Occupying the high ground; Masters and slaves; Philosophizing with a hammer; Abbreviations; Further Reading; Index

Editorial Reviews

.,."I find Tanner's book enormously useful for introducing Nietzsche philosophically.... Tanner manages to be succinct without being boring or pedantic.... I think his succinct and highly critical readings encourage genuine philosophical grappling with our modern self-proclaimed Dionysus, who after all needs to be treated as a philosopher, not an idol or a god."--Teaching Philosophy "A breezy first look at Nietzsche...useful for undergraduates who need a quick and painless dose of Nietzsche's ideas."--Ethics