By Friedrich Nietzsche
R. J. Hollingdale’s choice buildings Nietzsche’s writings in response to topic to offer the fullest attainable experience of the intensity and scope of this amazing writer.
The literary profession of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) spanned lower than 20 years, yet no region of highbrow inquiry was once left untouched by way of his iconoclastic genius. The thinker who introduced the dying of God within the homosexual technology (1882) and went directly to problem the Christian code of morality in past stable and Evil (1886), grappled with the basic problems with the human situation in his personal extreme autobiography, Ecce Homo (1888). such a lot infamous of all, probably, his notion of the triumphantly transgressive übermann (‘superman’) is built within the severe, but poetic phrases of hence Spake Zarathustra (1883–92). even if addressing traditional Western philosophy or breaking new flooring, Nietzsche enormously prolonged the limits of nineteenth-century proposal.
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The Power of the Herd The Death of God Life Without God? A Critique of Science The Methods of Science From Description to Image The Psychoanalysis of Knowledge Anti-Darwinian Evolution The Evolution of Quality Politics: Morality and the State The Paradox of Democracy Invitation to a Political Party Politics: the Prostitution of the Intellect Politics: the Death of Truth Thus Spake Zarathustra The Oracle Speaks On Nihilism On Virtuous Hypocrisy On Fear What is “The Superman”? Mastery of the Self A Human or Post-Human Future?
THEY CRUCIFY HIM WHO WRITER NEW VALUED ON NEW LAW-TABLES, THEY SACRIFICE THE FUTURE TO THEMSELVES – THEY CRUCIFY THE WHOLE HUMAN FUTURE! ) will hold on to our happiness, our comforts and our gods. A weariness of spirit afflicts us, “a poor ignorant weariness, which no longer wants even to want: that created all gods and afterworlds”. The Will to Power Clearly, the challenge of the Superman requires an attitude of mind which Nietzsche found lacking in his own culture. Such an attitude requires an extraordinary level of courage.
The Oracle Speaks The book is a new departure: the anguished outpourings of a being who has arrived at the edge of human affairs. ” Zarathustra is an extraordinary blend of mystical insight, poetry, yearnings and intuitions. ALL TRUTH IS CROOKED. TIME ITSELF IS A CIRCLE. Truly, a return of the Dionysian spirit! Later, in his autobiography Ecce Homo (1888), Nietzsche speaks of his experience of writing Zarathustra. ” Indeed, it is the work of a poet rather than a philosopher. Although Zarathustra is very far from being a philosophical treatise, we can identify three main teachings in it.