Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is

Front Cover, Apr 7, 2018 - Religion - 92 pages
In late 1888, a few weeks before his descent into madness, Friedrich Nietzsche set out to compose his life story. Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is remains one of the most remarkable autobiographies ever written, a powerful work of genius in which the German philosopher critiques his own works (and those of others) and weighs in on a plethora of subjects, from mastering self-control to female sexuality. Seemingly trivial topics are interwoven into passages of complex reasoning on philosophical problems. This most bizarre but fascinating of autobiographies is essential reading for students of Nietzsche and anyone looking for profound insights into life from one of the greatest thinkers of the Western world.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - madepercy - LibraryThing

Nietzsche's autobiography is bewildering. The title, Ecce Homo, means "Behold the Man" in Latin, and is ascribed to Pontius Pilate when he presented Jesus to the mob. The title is clever in that ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - AMD3075 - LibraryThing

Ecce Homo ("Behold the Man"; though Nietzsche claims "I am not a man, I am dynamite"), published in 1888, is Nietzsche's passionate and eccentric autobiographical examination of the evolution of his ... Read full review


am So Clever
Write Such Good Books
Thoughts Out of Season
Thus Spake Zarathustra
The Twilight of the Idols

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information