Nietzsche and the Death of God Selected Writings

ISBN-10: 0312450222
ISBN-13: 9780312450229
Edition: 2007
List price: $17.99
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Description: German philosopher and self-proclaimed nihilist Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche stands out as a furious, explosive thinker who repeatedly pulled apart the certainties of the nineteenth century and whose writings attract, astonish, and unsettle readers  More...

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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

German philosopher and self-proclaimed nihilist Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche stands out as a furious, explosive thinker who repeatedly pulled apart the certainties of the nineteenth century and whose writings attract, astonish, and unsettle readers to this day. This volume offers a selection of Nietzsche's writings, all newly translated by the author, that facilitate an understanding and discussion of his philosophies, style, and influence. In an engaging and accessible introduction, Peter Fritzsche familiarizes students with elements key to Nietzsche's thought and his extraordinary intellectual and political influence: his condemnation of the nineteenth century as degenerate and uncreative; his rejection of Christianity, democracy, and socialism; his belief that all cultures are founded on lies and illusions; and his conviction that individuals should seek to overcome convention and morality in order to create themselves as supermen. Document headnotes give students background and guidance in reading Nietzsche's writings, and a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography provide additional pedagogical support.

Peter Fritzsche is Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign..

Foreword
Preface
A Note about the Text and Translation
Introduction: Nietzsche���s Life and Work

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