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A Nietzsche Reader (Penguin Classics)

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Selected writings structured according to theme.

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140443295
Editor:
Hollingdale, R. J.
Author:
Hollingdale, R. J.
Author:
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Author:
Nietzsche, Friedrich
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy, german
Subject:
Existentialism
Subject:
Movements - Existentialism
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
19781031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.81x5.07x.67 in. .46 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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