The Portable Nietzsche

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440674198
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 704
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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

Romance and Reason

Ontological and Social Sources of Alienation in the Writings of Max Weber
Author: Andrew M. Koch
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739113080
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 244
View: 9067
Alienation, as a theme, deeply pervaded both the work and life of Max Weber, one of the pillars of modern sociology. In this excellent new book, Andrew M. Koch analyzes the genesis of the conecpt of alienation and then, in a brilliant and imaginative turn, works to recreate the context in which Weber understood alienation in both the intellectual and lived sense.

The Flame of Eternity

An Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought
Author: Krzysztof Michalski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691143463
Category: Philosophy
Page: 231
View: 5600
The Flame of Eternity provides a reexamination and new interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy and the central role that the concepts of eternity and time, as he understood them, played in it. According to Krzysztof Michalski, Nietzsche's reflections on human life are inextricably linked to time, which in turn cannot be conceived of without eternity. Eternity is a measure of time, but also, Michalski argues, something Nietzsche viewed first and foremost as a physiological concept having to do with the body. The body ages and decays, involving us in a confrontation with our eventual death. It is in relation to this brute fact that we come to understand eternity and the finitude of time. Nietzsche argues that humanity has long regarded the impermanence of our life as an illness in need of curing. It is this "pathology" that Nietzsche called nihilism. Arguing that this insight lies at the core of Nietzsche's philosophy as a whole, Michalski seeks to explain and reinterpret Nietzsche's thought in light of it. Michalski maintains that many of Nietzsche's main ideas--including his views on love, morality (beyond good and evil), the will to power, overcoming, the suprahuman (or the overman, as it is infamously referred to), the Death of God, and the myth of the eternal return--take on new meaning and significance when viewed through the prism of eternity.

The Portable Nietzsche

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Publisher: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 692
View: 6529
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

Nietzsche, Theories of Knowledge, and Critical Theory

Nietzsche and the Sciences I
Author: B.E. Babich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940172430X
Category: Science
Page: 348
View: 7746
Nietzsche, Theories of Knowledge, and Critical Theory, the first volume of a two-volume book collection on Nietzsche and the Sciences, ranges from reviews of Nietzsche and the wide variety of epistemic traditions - not only pre-Socratic, but Cartesian, Leibnizian, Kantian, and post-Kantian -through essays on Nietzsche's critique of knowledge via his critique of grammar and modern culture, and culminates in an extended section on the dynamic of Nietzsche's critical philosophy seen from the perspective of Habermas and critical theory. This volume features a first-time English translation of Habermas's afterword to his own German-language collection of Nietzsche's Epistemological Writings.

A Companion to Nietzsche

Author: Keith Ansell Pearson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356178
Category: Philosophy
Page: 616
View: 9068
A Companion to Nietzsche provides a comprehensive guide to all the main aspects of Nietzsche's philosophy, profiling the most recent research and trends in scholarship. Brings together an international roster of both rising stars and established scholars, including many of the leading commentators and interpreters of Nietzsche. Showcases the latest trends in Nietzsche scholarship, such as the renewed focus on Nietzsche’s philosophy of time, of nature, and of life. Includes clearly organized sections on Art, Nature, and Individuation; Nietzsche's New Philosophy of the Future; Eternal Recurrence, the Overhuman, and Nihilism; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy and Genealogy; Ethics; Politics; Aesthetics; Evolution and Life. Features fresh treatments of Nietzsche’s core and enigmatic doctrines.

Nietzsche as Affirmative Thinker

Papers Presented at the Fifth Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter, April 1983
Author: Y. Yovel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400943601
Category: Philosophy
Page: 233
View: 9423
The full century that has elapsed since Nietzsche was at the height of his work did not obliterate his impact. In many ways he is still a contemporary philosopher, even in that sense of 'contemporary' which points to the future. We may have outgrown his style (always, however, admirable and exciting to read), his sense of drama, his creative exaggeration, his sometimes flamboy ant posture of a rebel wavering between the heroic and the puerile. Yet Nietzsche's critique of transcendental values and, especially, his attack on the inherited conceptions of rationality remain pertinent and continue to pro voke anew cultural critique or dissent. Today Nietzsche is no longer discussed apologetically, nor is his radicalism shunned or suppressed. That his work remains the object of extremely diverse readings is befitting a philosopher who replaced the concept of truth with that of interpretation. It is, indeed, around the concept of interpretation that much of the rem:wed interest in Nietzsche seems to center today. Special emphasis is being laid on his manner of doing philosophy, and his views on interpretation and the genealogical method are often re-read in the context of contemporary hermeneutics and "deconstructionist" positions.

Tao and Trinity: Notes on Self-Reference and the Unity of Opposites in Philosophy

Author: S. Austin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137498145
Category: Philosophy
Page: 130
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The Chinese Tao and the Western Trinity have a fundamental unity of theme: the unity of opposites. Both are connected with problems as broad and diverse as how to describe the entire universe, how a system can talk about itself, the relationship between symbols and realities, and the nature of signs and sacraments.

Aphorisms on Love and Hate

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141397918
Category: Philosophy
Page: 80
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'We must learn to love, learn to be kind, and this from our earliest youth ... Likewise, hatred must be learned and nurtured, if one wishes to become a proficient hater' This volume contains a selection of Nietzsche's brilliant and challenging aphorisms, examining the pleasures of revenge, the falsity of pity, and the incompatibility of marriage with the philosophical life. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Nietzsche's works available in Penguin Classics are A Nietzsche Reader, Beyond Good and Evil, Ecce Homo, Human, All Too Human, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Birth of Tragedy, The Portable Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Twilight of Idols and Anti-Christ.

Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

Author: H. L. Mencken
Publisher: See Sharp Press
ISBN: 1937276120
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
View: 6419
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.

Nietzsche's Postmoralism

Essays on Nietzsche's Prelude to Philosophy's Future
Author: Richard Schacht
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521640855
Category: Philosophy
Page: 264
View: 8617
An important collection of essays offering a full assessment of Nietzsche's contribution to philosophy, first published in 2000.

Nietzsche and Jewish Culture

Author: Jacob Golomb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134867263
Category: Philosophy
Page: 296
View: 2967
Friedrich Nietzsche occupies a contradictory position in the history of ideas: he came up with the concept of a master race, yet an eminent Jewish scholar like Martin Buber translated his Also sprach Zarathustra into Polish and remained in a lifelong intellectual dialogue with Nietzsche. Sigmund Freud admired his intellectual courage and was not at all reluctant to admit that Nietzsche had anticipated many of his basic ideas. This unique collection of essays explores the reciprocal relationship between Nietzsche and Jewish culture. It is organized in two parts: the first examines Nietzsche's attitudes towards Jews and Judaism; the second Nietzsche's influence on Jewish intellectuals as diverse and as famous as Franz Kafka, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig and Sigmund Freud. Each carefully selected essay explores one aspect of Nietzsche's relation to Judaism and German intellectual history, from Heinrich Heine to Nazism.

Nietzsche, Power and Politics

Rethinking Nietzsche's Legacy for Political Thought
Author: Herman Siemens,Vasti Roodt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110217333
Category: Philosophy
Page: 700
View: 5357
Nietzsche’s legacy for political thought is a highly contested area of research today. With papers representing a broad range of positions, this collection takes stock of the central controversies (Nietzsche as political / anti-political thinker? Nietzsche and / contra democracy? Arendt and / contra Nietzsche?), as well as new research on key concepts (power, the agon, aristocracy, friendship i.a.), on historical, contemporary and futural aspects of Nietzsche’s political thought. International contributors include well-known names (Conway, Ansell-Pearson, Hatab, Taureck, Patton, Connolly, Villa, van Tongeren) and young emerging scholars from various disciplines.

Nietzsche and Levinas

"After the Death of a Certain God"
Author: Jill Stauffer,Bettina Bergo
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231518536
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
View: 1000
The essays that Jill Stauffer and Bettina Bergo collect in this volume locate multiple affinities between the philosophies of Nietzsche and Levinas. Both philosophers question the nature of subjectivity and the meaning of responsibility after the "death of God." While Nietzsche poses the dilemmas of a self without a ground and of ethics at a time of cultural upheaval and demystification, Levinas wrestles with subjectivity and the sheer possibility of ethics after the Shoah. Both argue that goodness exists independently of calculative reason for Nietzsche, goodness arises in a creative act moving beyond reaction and ressentiment; Levinas argues that goodness occurs in a spontaneous response to another person. In a world at once without God and haunted by multiple divinities, Nietzsche and Levinas reject transcendental foundations for politics and work toward an alternative vision encompassing a positive sense of creation, a complex fraternity or friendship, and rival notions of responsibility. Stauffer and Bergo group arguments around the following debates, which are far from settled: What is the reevaluation of ethics (and life) that Nietzsche and Levinas propose, and what does this imply for politics and sociality? What is a human subject and what are substance, permanence, causality, and identity, whether social or ethical in the wake of the demise of God as the highest being and the foundation of what is stable in existence? Finally, how can a "God" still inhabit philosophy, and what sort of name is this in the thought of Nietzsche and Levinas?

The Portable Postmodernist

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759103146
Category: Social Science
Page: 119
View: 1661
In The Portable Postmodernist, Arthur Asa Berger introduces key concepts written by postmodernism's leading theorists including Lyotard, Baudrillard, and Jameson. This collage of influential writing is followed by Berger's concise, accessible comments. Written for the newcomer, Berger's lucid explanations define the postmodernism's most elusive ideas. Organized in fifty segments, the book runs the gamut from postmodern architecture to feminism to punk music. Berger weaves these diverse topics together, exploring and challenging postmodernism's role in popular culture. This highly-readable book is essential reading for students and anyone interested in media, social, and cultural studies. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Nietzsche: Daybreak

Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521599634
Category: Philosophy
Page: 247
View: 9968
A new edition of this important work of Nietzsche's 'mature' philosophy.


Critical Assessments
Author: Daniel W. Conway,Peter S. Groff
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780415135627
Category: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Page: 380
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Nietzsche Within Your Grasp

Author: Shelley O'Hara
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544187490
Category: Philosophy
Page: 96
View: 7762
Philosophy's greatest luminaries brought down to earth. Nietzsche Within Your Grasp offers fast, easy access to the life and works of one of history's most influential, iconoclastic philosophers. In fewer than 100 pages, you'll get all the essentials in everyday language. A short biographical sketch sets the scene, followed by chapters illuminating Nietzsche's overall philosophy and his most important writings. For students and lifelong learners seeking a point of entry into Nietzsche's radical pronouncements and often puzzling aphorisms, Nietzsche Within Your Grasp is the springboard to enriched understanding. Inside you'll find all the vital details, including: Life * Family and upbringing * Influences including Schopenhauer and Wagner * Descent into madness * Exploitation of writings by fascist groups Philosophy * Overview of key works, themes, and impact * Aphorisms, essays, and autobiography * Individual chapters on The Birth of Tragedy, The Gay Science, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and Ecce Homo Additional Resources * Tracking down Nietzsche's major works * Collections, biographies, and critical writings * Nietzsche on the Internet Get a grip-Nietzsche is within your grasp!