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Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is; Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)

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Synopsis:

An autobiography completed days before Nietzsche's mental collapse and in every way his last testament. It is a summary of a coming to terms with the work and conflicts of his life, a final statement of his position as philosopher, psychologist and anti-Christ.

About the Author

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born in Prussia in 1844. After the death of his father, a Lutheran minister, Nietzsche was raised from the age of five by his mother in a household of women. In 1869 he was appointed Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, where he taught until 1879 when poor health forced him to retire. He never recovered from a nervous breakdown in 1889 and died eleven years later. Known for saying that “god is dead,” Nietzsche propounded his metaphysical construct of the superiority of the disciplined individual (superman) living in the present over traditional values derived from Christianity and its emphasis on heavenly rewards. His ideas were appropriated by the Fascists, who turned his theories into social realities that he had never intended.

R. J. Hollingdale has translated eleven of Nietzsche’s books and published two books about him. He has also translated works by, among others, Schopenhauer, Goethe, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Lichtenberg and Theodor Fontane, many of these for the Penguin Classics. He is Honorary President of the British Nietzsche Society, and was for the Australian academic year 1991 Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, Melbourne.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Note on the Text

Chronology of Nietzsche's Life

ECCE HOMO: How One Becomes What One Is

Foreword

On this perfect day...

Why I am So Wise

Why I am So Clever

Why I Write Such Good Books

The Birth of Tragedy

The Untimely Essays

Human, All Too Human

Daybreak

The Gay Science

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Beyond Good and Evil

Genealogy of Morals

Twilight of the Idols

The Wagner Case

Why I Am a Destiny

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140445152
Translator:
Hollingdale, R. J.
Designed:
Tanner, Michael
Translator:
Hollingdale, R. J.
Author:
Nietzsche, Friedrich
Author:
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Author:
Hollingdale, R. J.
Author:
Tanner, Michael
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England ;
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Philosophy, german
Subject:
History - 19th Century
Subject:
Existentialism
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Philosophers -- Germany -- Biography.
Subject:
Movements - Existentialism
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Subject:
Biography-Philosophers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
95-13
Publication Date:
19921231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.76x5.20x.37 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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