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Nietzsche and the Death of God: Selected Writings Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche and the Death of God: Selected Writings

Friedrich Nietzsche

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ISBN : 9780312593841
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192 pages
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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 toMoreGerman 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 Nietzsches 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 Nietzsches 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 Nietzsches writings, and a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography provide additional pedagogical support.