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  • 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

    Más allá del bien y del mal, preludio de una filosofía del futuro, es uno de los textos fundamentales de la filosofía del siglo XIX, de Friedrich Nietzsche. Publicado en 1886, Nietzsche atacaba en él lo que consideraba vacuidad moral de los pensadores de su siglo, falta de sentido crítico alguno de los autodenominados moralistas y su pasiva aceptación de la moral heredada judeo-cristiana. Más allá del bien y del mal recorre todos los temas fundamentales de la madurez filosófica de Nietzsche y en parte puede ser leído como un desarrollo, en términos más directos, de las ideas que el autor ya había propuesto en un sentido más metafórico en Así habló...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

    In 1886, Frederich Nietzsche self-published Beyond Good and Evil. Structured into 296 separate sections, and nine parts, this work deconstructs the metaphysics and dogma established by previous philosophers. Nietzsche traced the roots of issues that he viewed hindered mankind in his society. He spoke about what it means to be a free spirit, the prejudice of philosophers, and begins questioning traditional morality. On the Genealogy of Morals was published a year later in 1887. Influenced by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Soren Kierkegaard, the book consisted of three overlapping essays. It follows the evolution of morals and the moral prejudices of Christianity and Judaism. In this book,...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Ecce Homo, which is Latin for “behold the man,” is an autobiography like no other. Deliberately provocative, Nietzsche subverts the conventions of the genre and pushes his philosophical positions to combative extremes, constructing a genius-hero whose life is a chronicle of incessant self-overcoming. Written in 1888, a few weeks before his descent into madness, the book passes under review all of Nietzsche’s previous works so that we, his “posthumous” readers, can finally understand him on his own terms. He reaches final reckonings with his many enemies, including Richard Wagner, German nationalism, “modern men” in general, and above all,...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    First published in 1886 at Nietzsche's own expense, the book was not initially considered important. In it, Nietzsche denounced what he considered to be the moral vacuity of 19th century thinkers. He attacked philosophers for what he considered to be their lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of Christian premises in their considerations of morality and values. Beyond Good and Evil is a comprehensive overview of Nietzsche's mature...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the nineteenth century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called 'the philosophy of the future'. Alex Jennings reads this new translation by Ian...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    This is one of the most accessible of Nietzsche’s works. It was published in 1887, a year after Beyond Good and Evil, and he intended it to be a continuation of the investigation into the theme of morality. In the first work, Nietzsche attacked the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, and he criticised past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. In On the Genealogy of Morals, subtitled ‘A Polemic’, Nietzsche furthers his pursuit of a clarity that is less tainted by imposed prejudices. He looks at the way attitudes towards ‘morality’ evolved and the way congenital ideas of morality were heavily coloured by the Judaic and...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    First published in 1886 at Nietzsche’s own expense, the book was not initially considered important. In it, Nietzsche denounced what he considered to be the moral vacuity of 19th century thinkers. He attacked philosophers for what he considered to be their lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of Christian premises in their considerations of morality and values. Beyond Good and Evil is a comprehensive overview of Nietzsche’s mature...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, Ecce Homo, The Antichrist is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be accepted as a statement of some of his most salient ideas in their final form. Of all Nietzsche’s books, The Antichrist comes nearest to conventionality in form. It presents a connected argument with very few interludes, and has a beginning, a middle and an end. The reason to listen to this version is that H.L. Mencken, the famous journalist, turned Nietzsche's German into such direct, plain-spoken American English that it puts the haranguing philosopher right up in your...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

    Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, Ecce Homo, The Antichrist is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be accepted as a statement of some of his most salient ideas in their final form. Of all Nietzsche's books, The Antichrist comes nearest to conventionality in form. It presents a connected argument with very few interludes, and has a beginning, a middle and an end. The reason to listen to this Version is that H.L. Mencken, the famous journalist, turned Nietzsche's German into such direct, plain-spoken American English that it puts the haranguing philosopher right up in your...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

  • 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

    In 1887, with the view of amplifying and completing certain new doctrines which he had merely sketched in Beyond Good and Evil (see especially Aphorism 260), Nietzsche published The Genealogy of Morals. This work is perhaps the least aphoristic, in form, of all Nietzsche's productions. For analytical power, more especially in those parts where Nietzsche examines the ascetic ideal, The Genealogy of Morals is unequalled by any other of his works; and, in the light which it throws upon the attitude of the ecclesiast to the man of resentment and misfortune, it is one of the most valuable contributions to sacerdotal psychology. (summary by the editor of the Samuel...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    'Warum überhaupt Wahrheit ?'- wenn, wie Nietzsche in diesem Stück aus den ›Nachgelassenen Schriften‹ betont, der Intellekt 'als ein Mittel zur Erhaltung des Individuums, (...) seine Hauptkräfte in der Verstellung [entfaltet]'. Auch die Sprache als vermeintliche Erfassung der Dinge beschreibt Nietzsche als vitale Illussion und ein 'bewegliches Heer von Metaphern'. Nebenher bereitet er hiermit die bahnbrechende Sprachkritik Wittgensteins vor. Aber gleichwohl beschreibt Nietzsche auch einen 'Trieb zur Wahrheit'. Und wenn er einerseits die Frage nach dem ›Warum von Wahrheit‹, mit dem alten Sassaniden-Motiv 'Nichts ist wahr; alles ist erlaubt' auf die Spitze treibt, deutet er dabei nicht...read more