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Very Short Introductions #34: Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

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The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, which ended abruptly in 1889. Since then he has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum of people, whose interpretations of his thought range from the highly irrational to the firmly analytical. Thus Spake Zarathustra introduced the ubermensch, or "superman," and The Twilight of the Idols developed the notorious "will to power" concept. These terms, together with Sklavenmoral and Herrenmoral became confused with the rise of nationalism in early twentieth-century Germany, and more particularly with the advent of Adolf Hitler.

With his well-known idiosyncrasies and aphoristic style, Nietzsche is always bracing and provocative, and temptingly easy to dip into. Michael Tanner's readable introduction to the philosopher's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings and explodes many of the misconceptions that have grown in the hundred years since Nietzsche wrote "do not, above all, confound me with what I am not!"

A new addition to the acclaimed Past Masters series, this volume offers a wealth of insight into the mind of one of the most fascinating--and most misunderstood--western philosophers.

Synopsis:

This accessible introduction to the philosopher Nietzsche's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings. It also explodes the many misconceptions fostered in the century years since Nietzsche wrote, prophetically "Do not, above all, confound me with what I am not!"

Synopsis:

With his well-known idiosyncrasies and aphoristic style, Friedrich Nietzsche is always bracing and provocative, and temptingly easy to dip into. Michael Tanner's introduction to the philosopher's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings and explodes many of the misconceptions that have grown in the hundred years since Nietzsche wrote "do not, above all, confound me with what I am not!"

About the Author

Michael Tanner is Fellow and University Lecturer in Philosophy at Corpus Christi College.

Table of Contents

The image of Nietzsche; Tragedy: birth, death, rebirth; Disillusionment and withdrawal; Morality and its discontents; The one thing needful; Prophecy; Occupying the high ground; Masters and slaves; Philosophizing with a hammer; Abbreviations; Further Reading; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192854148
Author:
Tanner, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Michael
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy | History | Modern
Subject:
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Subject:
Philosophers -- Germany.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
IMS-1634
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
6.700 x 4.300 in 0.250 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This accessible introduction to the philosopher Nietzsche's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings. It also explodes the many misconceptions fostered in the century years since Nietzsche wrote, prophetically "Do not, above all, confound me with what I am not!"
"Synopsis" by , With his well-known idiosyncrasies and aphoristic style, Friedrich Nietzsche is always bracing and provocative, and temptingly easy to dip into. Michael Tanner's introduction to the philosopher's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings and explodes many of the misconceptions that have grown in the hundred years since Nietzsche wrote "do not, above all, confound me with what I am not!"
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