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  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    'Die Wahrheiten sind Illusionen, von denen man vergessen hat, daß sie welche sind, Metaphern, die abgenutzt und sinnlich kraftlos geworden sind, Münzen, die ihr Bild verloren haben und nun als Metall, nicht mehr als Münzen, in Betracht kommen.' Nietzsches einziger sprachphilosophischer Essay, geschrieben 1873, veröffentlicht 1896, vorgetragen von Benjamin...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

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    'Der Sklavenaufstand in der Moral beginnt damit, dass das Ressentiment selbst schöpferisch wird und Werthe gebiert: das Ressentiment solcher Wesen, denen die eigentliche Reaktion, die der That, versagt ist, die sich nur durch eine imaginäre Rache schadlos halten. Während alle vornehme Moral aus einem triumphierenden Ja-sagen zu sich selber herauswächst, sagt die Sklaven-Moral von vornherein Nein zu einem 'Außerhalb', zu einem 'Anders', zu einem 'Nicht-selbst': und dies Nein ist ihre schöpferische That. Diese Umkehrung des werthe-setzenden Blicks - diese nothwendige Richtung nach Aussen statt zurück auf sich selber - gehört eben zum Ressentiment: die Sklaven-Moral bedarf, um zu...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 book...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    The last works completed before Nietzsche's final years of insanity, Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ contain some of his most passionate and polemical writing. Both display his profound understanding of human nature and continue themes developed in The Genealogy of Morals, as the philosopher lashes out at the deceptiveness of modern culture and morality. Twilight of the Idols attacks European society, Christianity and the works of Socrates and Plato, which he proclaims are life-denying as they prioritise reason over instinct and the after-world over the apparent world. The Antichrist explores the history, psychology and moral precepts of Christianity, forming his final assault on...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

    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...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

    Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a 19th century literary masterpiece and key philosophical work by Nietzsche. Zarathustra descends from his cave in the mountains after ten years of solitude, brimming with wisdom and love and wants to teach humanity. The individual lessons and sermons delivered by Zarathustra cover most of the general themes of Nietzsche's mature philosophy, though often in highly symbolic and obscure...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

    Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a 19th century literary masterpiece and key philosophical work by Nietzsche. Zarathustra descends from his cave in the mountains after ten years of solitude, brimming with wisdom and love and wants to teach humanity. The individual lessons and sermons delivered by Zarathustra cover most of the general themes of Nietzsche's mature philosophy, though often in highly symbolic and obscure...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Saul Reichlin, known for their roles in War and Peace and Miss Marple. This definitive recording includes an introduction by R.J. Hollingdale, also read by Saul Reichlin. Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. With blazing intensity, Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religious...read more

  • 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

    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

    '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 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

    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

    La gaya ciencia, también traducido como El gay saber o El alegre saber, es una de las obras capitales del filósofo Friedrich Nietzsche, escrita en 1882. Con ella se cierra el periodo 'negativo' (de destrucción de la metafísica cristiana) y se abre el periodo afirmativo (de construcción de nuevos valores), en el que se destaca la obra Así habló Zaratustra. Para Friedrich Nietzsche el cristianismo inventó un mundo ideal, inexistente, alejado de todo contacto con el mundo real. En esta obra, reivindicó el ateísmo como única forma de alcanzar la fuerza, la libertad y la independencia perdida por culpa del cristianismo y anunció la muerte de Dios. El título utiliza una locución muy...read more

  • James J.R. Jolobe

    Klaus Kinski war ein wahrer Meister des Sprechtheaters, der sein Publikum gleichermaßen schockierte und faszinierte. Kinski erlangte vor allem für Rezitationen bekannter Philosophen und Dichter hohe Aufmerksamkeit. Kinskis Vortag wollte erfühlt, verstanden und gleichzeitig genossen sein, in seiner üppig überschäumenden Sinnlichkeit, die aufs Ganze ging, den Menschen mit Haut und Haaren visierte, den Zuhörer zu packen versuchte - um jeden Preis. Spieldauer: ca. 70...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    ''Jenseits von Gut und Böse' ... Dies heißt zum Mindesten nicht 'Jenseits von Gut und Schlecht'.' (Friedrich Nietzsche: Zur Genealogie der Moral. Erste Abhandlung) 'An einer Theorie ist wahrhaft nicht ihr geringster Reiz, dass sie widerlegbar ist: gerade damit zieht sie feinere Köpfe an. Es scheint, dass die hundertfach widerlegte Theorie vom 'freien Willen' ihre Fortdauer nur noch diesem Reize verdankt -: immer wieder kommt Jemand und fühlt sich stark genug, sie zu widerlegen.' (Friedrich Nietzsche: Jenseits von Gut und Böse. Erstes...read more