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  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. Thus Spake Zarathustra (Also sprach Zarathustra), is a work composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885. Much of the work deals with ideas such as the "eternal recurrence of the same", the parable on the "death of God", and the "prophecy" of the Overman, which were first introduced in The Gay Science. Described by...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Nietzsche is a major figure in Western philosophy. His work is radical, sometimes violent, often ironic; it fascinates anyone bold enough to delve into it, exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history, and covers a wide range of subjects. Nietzsche's writings border on the poetic; his aphorisms are particularly well-known for conveying all the radicality of his thinking in a intense but light, sometimes amusing manner. We have selected from you 100 of his most fascinating quotes, some of which have found their way into our daily expressions; enjoy the intensity of his writing, and dare to take a look into the abyss with this fascinating new...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Nietzsche is a major figure in Western philosophy. His work is radical, sometimes violent, often ironic; it fascinates anyone bold enough to delve into it, exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history, and covers a wide range of subjects. Nietzsche's writings border on the poetic; his aphorisms are particularly well-known for conveying all the radicality of his thinking in a intense but light, sometimes amusing manner. We have selected from you 150 of his most fascinating quotes, some of which have found their way into our daily expressions; enjoy the intensity of his writing, and dare to take a look into the abyss with this fascinating new...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    This is one of the most important works written by Nietzsche and represents his attempt to sum up his philosophy. The great nineteenth-century philosopher refines his previously expressed ideal of the superman in this work, a fascinating examination of human values and morality. It takes up and expands on the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but approaches it from a more critical, polemical stance. In nine parts, this book is designed to give listeners a comprehensive idea of Nietzsche's thought and style. In Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche attacks past philosophers for their alleged lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of Christian premises in...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    “Let old ones go. Dont be a memory-monger! Once you were young──now you are even younger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil. Beyond Good and Evil is a collection of essays and aphorisms in which Friedrich Nietzsche expresses his desire for a “transvaluation of all values.” He contends that no human values are absolute; that all value distinctions (such as that between ‘good’ and ‘evil’) are artificial, the result of mere traditional prejudices; and that humanity should discard its old, outmoded values (such as ‘good’ and...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Brought to you by Penguin. 'One of the greatest books of a very great thinker' Michael Tanner This Penguin Classic is performed by Leighton Pugh, known for his various roles at the National Theatre. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Michael Tanner. Beyond Good and Evil confirmed Nietzsche's position as the towering European philosopher of his age. The work dramatically rejects traditional Western thought with its notions of truth and God, good and evil. Nietzsche seeks to demonstrate that the Christian world is steeped in a false piety and infected with a 'slave morality'. With wit and energy, he turns from this critique to a philosophy that celebrates the...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, first published in 1886, presents a scathing critique of traditional morality and attacks previous philosophers for their blind acceptance of Christian ideals of virtue. As an alternative to what he viewed as the illogical and irrelevant philosophy of the nineteenth century, Nietzsche argues for the importance of imagination, self-assertion, danger, and originality for genuine philosophy. He furthermore denies the existence of a universal system of morality and instead offers a framework in which social roles and power dynamics dictate what is appropriate. A culmination of Nietzsche's mature philosophy, Beyond Good and Evil is a classic of moral...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Thus Spoke Zarathustra was conceived and written by Friedrich Nietzsche during the years 1881-1885; the first three parts were published in 1883 and 1884. The book formed part of his 'campaign against morality', in which Nietzsche explored the ethical consequences of the 'death of God'. Heavily critical not only of Christian values but also of their modern replacements, Thus Spoke Zarathustra argues for a new value-system based around the prophecy of the Ãœbermensch or Superman. Its appropriation by the National Socialist movement in Germany early in the twentieth century has tainted its reputation unjustly; but there are signs that the rehabilitation of Nietzsche, and of this his...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    The Will to Power is a prominent concept in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. The will to power describes what Nietzsche may have believed to be the main driving force in humans- achievement, ambition, and the striving to reach the highest possible position in life. For Nietzsche, the Will to Power was the fundamental principle of all life, a view that could be found in many of his earlier texts, including Thus Spoke Zarathustra: ‘Where there is life, there is also will: not, however, Will to  Life, but - so teach I thee - Will to Power!’ This audio is divided into two volumes and four books and further divided into 1,067 sections. Download this exceptional audio...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is the most famous and influential work of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The work is a philosophical novel in which the character of Zarathustra, a religious prophet-like figure, delivers a series of lessons and sermons in a Biblical style that articulate the central ideas of Nietzsche's mature thought. Key to the philosophy of Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a rejection of traditional systems of religious morality, the idea of the will to power, and a vision of a new, higher mode of being, the 'übermensch' or 'Superman,' one of Nietzsche's most famous and controversial figures. As innovative stylistically as it...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's autobiography, Ecce Homo, was the last prose work that he wrote before his illness in 1889. Coming at the end of an extraordinarily productive year in which he had produced The Twilight of the Idols and The Antichrist, Nietzsche shuns any pretense at modesty with chapter titles include “Why I am so Wise”, “Why I am so Clever” and “Why I Write Such Excellent Books”. His translator Anthony M. Ludovici states, Ecce Homo “is not only a coping-stone worthy of the wonderful creations of that year, but also a fitting conclusion to his whole life, in the form of a grand summing up of his character as a man, his purpose as a reformer, and his...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Wer eintauchen will in die Philosophie Nietzsches, der lausche diesem vor Pathos und lyrischer Meisterschaft nur so strotzenden Werk. Der Übermensch, der Wille zur Macht und die ewige Wiederkehr des Gleichen - dies sind die Grundpfeiler der Lehren des persischen Philosophen Zarathustra, die er in den Jahren der Einsiedelei entwickelt hat. Mit 'Also sprach Zarathustra' hat Nietzsche der Nachwelt einen Diamanten der Gegenaufklärung hinterlassen, in dem sich das heraufdämmernde Licht der Moderne kunstvoll bricht. Zusammen mit dem Musiker Peter N. Gruber entführt Otto Clemens den Hörer in die sprachgewaltige Welt von Friedrich...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Diese kleine Schrift ist eine grosse Kriegserklärung; und was das Aushorchen von Götzen anbetrifft, so sind es dies Mal keine Zeitgötzen, sondern ewige Götzen, an die hier mit dem Hammer wie mit einer Stimmgabel gerührt wird, - es giebt überhaupt keine älteren, keine überzeugteren, keine aufgeblaseneren Götzen... Auch keine hohleren... Das hindert nicht, dass sie die geglaubtesten sind; auch sagt man, zumal im vornehmsten Falle, durchaus nicht Götze... (aus Friedrich Nietzsches Vorwort zur...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Der Philosoph Friedrich Nietzsche ist nicht unumstritten, wurde von den Nazis mißverstanden und für ihre Ideologie mißbraucht. Das Werk entstand 12 Jahre vor seinem Tod, und nur wenige Jahre vor seinem geistigen Zusammenbruch. Darin rechnet er mit der christlichen Kirche im Speziellen, aber mit religiösen Regelwerken und Fanatismus auch im Besonderen ab. Er vertritt u.a. die These, dass die Bibelreligionen besonders unfrei im Geiste machen, Versklaven, ja, geradezu bewusst Elend und Krieg hervorrufen, um ihre Macht zu stärken. Dies macht das Werk heute aktueller denn...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Der Philosoph Friedrich Nietzsche ist nicht unumstritten, wurde von den Nazis mißverstanden und für ihre Ideologie mißbraucht. Das Werk entstand 12 Jahre vor seinem Tod, und nur wenige Jahre vor seinem geistigen Zusammenbruch. Darin rechnet er mit der christlichen Kirche im Speziellen, aber mit religiösen Regelwerken und Fanatismus auch im Besonderen ab. Er vertritt u.a. die These, dass die Bibelreligionen besonders unfrei im Geiste machen, Versklaven, ja, geradezu bewusst Elend und Krieg hervorrufen, um ihre Macht zu stärken. Dies macht das Werk heute aktueller denn je. (Zusammenfassung von...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Así habló Zaratustra. Un libro para todos y para nadie (Título original en alemán: Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen) es una obra escrita entre 1883 y 1885 por el filósofo alemán Friedrich Nietzsche. La obra contiene las principales ideas de Nietzsche, expresadas de forma poética: está compuesta por una serie de relatos y discursos que ponen en el centro de atención algunos hechos y reflexiones de Zaratustra, personaje inspirado en el fundador del Zoroastrismo. Compuesta principalmente por episodios más o menos independientes, sus historias pueden leerse en cualquier orden. En la obra aparece completamente definida por primera vez en la obra nietzscheana...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Of The Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche says in Ecce Homo: “If anyone should desire to obtain a rapid sketch of how everything before my time was standing on its head, he should begin reading me in this book. That which is called ‘Idols’ on the title-page is simply the old truth that has been believed in hitherto. In plain English, The Twilight of the Idols means that the old truth is on its last legs.” Certain it is that, for a rapid survey of the whole of Nietzsche’s doctrine, no book, save perhaps the section entitled “Of Old and New Tables” in Thus Spake Zarathustra, could be of more real value than The Twilight of the Idols. Here Nietzsche is quite at his best. He is...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    In this, his first book, Nietzsche developed a way of thinking about the arts that unites the Greek gods Apollo and Dionysus as the central symbol of human existence. Although tragedy serves as the focus of this work, music, visual art, dance, and the other arts can also be viewed using Nietzsche's analysis and integration of the Apollonian and the Dionysian. The Birth of Tragedy stands alongside Aristotle's Poetics as an essential work for all who seek to understand poetry and its relationship to human life. © Agora...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    'The Birth of Tragedy' stands alongside Aristotle’s 'Poetics' as essential works for all who seek to understand poetry and its relationship to human life. In this, his first book, Nietzsche developed a way of thinking about the arts that unites the Greek gods Apollo and Dionysus as the central symbol of human existence. Although tragedy serves as the focus of this work, music, visual art, dance, and the other arts can also be viewed using Nietzsche’s analysis and integration of the Apollonian and the...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    A collection of three of Nietzsche's writings concerning the music of Wagner. In particular, he relates Wagner's music as degenerate, unrefined and unintelligent and relates it to a gradually degenerating German culture and society. The translator provides a detailed introduction. - Summary by the...read more