Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 412 pages
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The long-awaited biography of the world's most notorious philosopher reveals a man struggling against his own principles. No other modern philosopher has proved as influential as Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and none is as poorly understood. In the first major biography in decades, Rudiger Safranski re-creates the anguished life of Nietzsche while simultaneously assessing the philosophical implications of his morality, religion, and art. Plagued by illness and profoundly shaped by his tortured sexuality, Nietzsche was a man of masks and mood swings, a thinker who called himself "dynamite" yet labored under the weight of compulsive self-consciousness. Posing apt questions and at times offering unorthodox interpretations of Nietzsche's philosophical writings, Safranski offers a brilliant portrait of a historical figure in a work that is as groundbreaking as it will be long-lasting.
  

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User Review  - R1d3 - Goodreads

Good overview over the life and the work of Nietzsche. Read full review

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User Review  - Danimausi - Goodreads

Nietzsche one of the German clichés, more frequent quotated as he could be very funny, but never readed or understanded beyond what his sister and Mr. Chamberlains protonazism, I'm still waiting for a good book about the Nietscheancountry she and her husband trying to stablish in Paraguay. Read full review

Contents

Translators Preface
11
Reference Key to Nietzsches Writings
17
The Drama of Disillusionment
19
Inventing a Life
25
Schopenhauer and the Will to Style
42
The Birth of The Birth of Tragedy
59
Redemption through Art
85
Untimely Meditations
108
Daybreak and Grand Inspiration
201
Eternal Recurrence and The Gay Science
223
Lou Salome and the Quest for Intimacy
245
Setting the Stage for The Will to Power
276
The Finale in Turin
304
Europe Discovers Nietzsche
317
Chronicle of Nietzsches Life
351
Selected List of English Translations of Nietzsches Works
373

The Panacea of Knowledge
133
Human All Too Human
155
The Bicameral System of Culture
178

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About the author (2002)

His other books include Heidegger: Between Good & Evil & Schopenbauer & the Wild. He lives in Berlin.

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