No other modern philosopher has proved as influential as Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and none is as poorly understood. In the first new biography in decades, RŁdiger Safranski, one of the foremost living Nietzsche scholars, re-creates the anguished life of Nietzsche while simultaneously assessing the philosophical implications of his morality, religion, and art. Struggling to break away from the oppressive burdens of the past, Nietzsche invented a unique philosophy based on compulsive self-consciousness and constant self-revision. As groundbreaking as it will be long-lasting, this biography offers a brilliant, multifaceted portrait of a towering figure.
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
A prominent intellectual of the Weimar era, Heinrich Mann was a leading authority on Nietzsche. This volume consists of Mann's selections of highlights from the philosopher's works ó The Birth of Tragedy, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and others ó along with an introduction that explains their significance.
Friedrich Nietzsche was, with little doubt, the most intensely personal, egotistically subjective, and fearlessly provocative thinker the Western world has yet seen. The protean diversity of his affirmations make him one of the most seminal and influential of modern philosophers, yet his often paradoxical statements can be properly understood only within the context of his restless, almost nomadic life.
Curtis Cate's new biography, written for the layperson rather than the academic, goes far towards clarifying Nietzsche's ideas and the reactions they elicited. The author does equal justice to the musical as well as philosophical influences to which Nietzshe was subjected, the subtle workings of his incomparable mind, and the acute physical suffering he combated from his adolescence until his final mental collapse of January 1889.
Cutting through the academic jargon and complexities to clear away stereotypical prejudices that have accumulated around Nietszche's name, Cate reveals a Nietzsche whose ideas continue to have prophetic relevance and incredible vibrancy today.
Discover the compelling private world of the most infamous philosopher of the nineteenth century in Nietzscheís Unpublished Letters. With correspondence to Nietzscheís inner circleóincluding several titillating letters to his sisteróNietzscheís Unpublished Letters gives readers a never-before-seen look into the philosopherís daily life. Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher and a founder of the Existentialist school of thought. He is famous for his controversial philosophies challenging Christianity, religion, and morality. Nietzsche was born in a small Prussian village in 1844 to a large Lutheran family, and his early childhood was largely marked by the deaths of his father and brother. Nietzsche attended the University of Bonn to study philology, where he discovered the philosophies of Arthur Schopenhauer and Immanuel Kant. He also formed a close friendship with Wilhelm Wagner, and with the help of Wagner, Nietzsche secured a position teaching philology at the University of Basel when he was only 24. This friendship abruptly ended in 1878 with Nietzscheís book Human, All-too-Human. Shortly after, his health began deteriorating, and he struck up a nomadic, stateless existence during which he wrote his most enduring works, including The Gay Science and Thus Spoke Zarathustra. In 1889, Nietzsche suffered a mental breakdown, and his sister Elisabeth cared for him until his death in 1900.
Ecce homo. C√≥mo se llega a ser lo que se es es uno de los √ļltimos libros del fil√≥sofo alem√°n Friedrich Nietzsche y est√° considerado como uno de los m√°s agudos y desesperados retratos autobiogr√°ficos de la literatura moderna