'That which does not kill us makes us stronger...’ Though some may not know his name, there are few alive today who will not have heard some variation of at least one of Friedrich Nietzsche's many quotes. One of the great philosophers in human history, his unique ability to concisely articulate philosophies on life have made him a much respected and cited historical figure. This book brings together some of Nietzsche's finest thoughts on a variety of subjects, including religion, life, marriage and general philosophy.
Samuel Butler was one of the most interesting and unique novelists of the Victorian era. Though perhaps not one of the best known names of his times, he is very much revered by many who have read his works; his admirers include E.M. Forster and George Bernard Shaw, both of whom drew great inspiration from his work. Butler was known for, among other things, his satirical view of religion. He was openly critical of organised religion, arguing in particular that belief in the god of Christianity had simply evolved from a great many previous gods. As well as his criticisms, however, Butler also had many positive things to say and was well known for his philosophical outlook on life. This book brings together some of Butler’s most interesting thoughts on a variety of subjects.
In this beautifully written account, Julian Young provides the most comprehensive biography available today of the life and philosophy of the nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Young deals with the many puzzles created by the conjunction of Nietzsche's personal history and his work: why the son of a Lutheran pastor developed into the self-styled 'Antichrist'; why this archetypical Prussian came to loath Bismarck's Prussia; and why this enemy of feminism preferred the company of feminist women. Setting Nietzsche's thought in the context of his times - the rise of Prussian militarism, anti-Semitism, Darwinian science, the 'Youth' and emancipationist movements, as well as the 'death of God' - Young emphasises the decisive influence of Plato and of Richard Wagner on Nietzsche's attempted reform of Western culture.
The first book on Nietzsche ever to appear in English, this examination by legendary journalist H. L. Mencken is still one of the most enlightening. Mencken wrote this book while still in his 20s, but his penchant for thoroughness was evident even at that young age—in preparation for writing this book, he read Nietzsche's works in their entirety, mostly in the original German. A brief biographical sketch is followed by clear and thorough explanations of Nietzsche's basic concepts and attitudes. Analyzed are Nietzsche's much-misunderstood concept of the superman, his concept of eternal recurrence, his rejection of Christianity, and his basic rationalism and materialism. Included are two essays on Nietzsche that appeared in Mencken's magazine The Smart Set subsequent to the publishing of the original edition of this book. Nearly a century after its original publication, this remains one of the clearest, most concise, and entertaining introductions to Nietzsche to date.
The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche became one of the most influential thinkers of the nineteenth century, whose attempts to unmask the motives that underlie traditional Western religion, morality and philosophy would deeply affect generations of philosophers, psychologists and authors. This comprehensive eBook presents Nietzsche’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Nietzsche’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL the published books, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original German texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes rare translations of Nietzsche’s poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes Nietzsche’s rare autobiography ‘Ecce Homo’ * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Nietzsche’s contribution to modern thought * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: there are no known translations in the public domain of a few early essays. When more translations become available, they will be added to the collection as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Philosophical Writings HOMER AND THE CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY ON THE FUTURE OF OUR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS THE GREEK STATE AND OTHER FRAGMENTS THE RELATION BETWEEN A SCHOPENHAUERIAN PHILOSOPHY AND A GERMAN CULTURE HOMER’S CONTEST THE BIRTH OF TRAGEDY ON TRUTH AND LIES IN A NONMORAL SENSE PHILOSOPHY IN THE TRAGIC AGE OF THE GREEKS THOUGHTS OUT OF SEASON HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN THE DAWN OF DAY THE JOYFUL WISDOM THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS THE CASE OF WAGNER THE TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS THE ANTICHRIST NIETZSCHE CONTRA WAGNER THE WILL TO POWER WE PHILOLOGISTS The Poetry LIST OF POEMS LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Autobiography ECCE HOMO The Criticism FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE by George Brandes NIETZSCHE by John Cowper Powys NIETZSCHE AND WAGNER by Arthur Johnstone THE GERMAN WAR-TRIUMVIRATE by CHARLES SAROLEA PROPHETS OF DISSENT: NIETZSCHE by Otto Heller NIETZSCHE AND OTHER EXPONENTS OF INDIVIDUALISM by Paul Carus Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
The works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago. As Walter Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading authorities on Nietzsche, notes in his introduction, “Few writers in any age were so full of ideas,” and few writers have been so consistently misinterpreted. The Portable Nietzsche includes Kaufmann’s definitive translations of the complete and unabridged texts of Nietzsche’s four major works: Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, Nietzsche Contra Wagner and Thus Spoke Zarathustra. In addition, Kaufmann brings together selections from his other books, notes, and letters, to give a full picture of Nietzsche’s development, versatility, and inexhaustibility. “In this volume, one may very conveniently have a rich review of one of the most sensitive, passionate, and misunderstood writers in Western, or any, literature.” —Newsweek
Release on 2012-04 | by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
This is a classic work by the German philologist, poet, composer, author and philosopher, Nietzsche (1844-1900). He critiqued religion, morality, contemporary culture and philosophy, basing his thoughts on whether the idea is life-affirming or life-denying. He was plagued by ill health, a workaholic and phenomenal thinker, and hence his life was both short and very productive, ending in mental collapse. At the age of 24 he remains the youngest ever Chair of Classical Philosophy at the University of Basel. But he rarely gained the respect he deserved within his lifetime. That has since been amended and in the 20th century he was recognised as one of the most significant figures in modern philosophy, most notably in the areas of nihilism, postmodernism and existentialism.