The Greatest Works
Sprache - Englisch
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Friedrich Nietzsche's 'The Greatest Works' encompasses a spectrum of the philosopher's prodigious insights, bound within the compelling prose that has enshrined his legacy in the annals of Western philosophy. Collecting his seminal texts, from 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' to 'The Genealogy of Morals,' this volume offers a veritable odyssey through the tumultuous landscape of Nietzsche's intellectual provocations. His aphoristic style and ambitious exploration of themes such as morality, power, and existentialism are contextualized within the greater canopy of 19th-century thought, inviting readers to grapple with the rich, oft-misunderstood tapestry of his philosophical contributions, which have continued to resonate and disturb well into the modern era.
Nietzsche, a philologist by training, drew upon his deep-rooted scholarship of Greek culture and philosophy to construct his critiques of contemporary moral and social paradigms. His works reflect a ceaseless endeavour to deconstruct the entrenched values of his time, influenced by his spirited engagement with the philosophies of Schopenhauer and Wagner. Nietzsche's progression towards radical ideas, notably the 'Übermensch' and 'will to power', mirror his own personal journey of self-overcoming, one punctuated by illness and isolation that would ultimately shape the pathos characteristic of his philosophical narrative.
'The Greatest Works' is an imperative compendium for the scholar and casual reader alike—an invitation to confront a constellation of thought that demands rigorous examination and promises no quarter. Nietzsche's masterful weaving of polemic and poetry dares readers to step beyond the pedestrian and venture into that perilously thin air where one is compelled to question the very foundations of one's beliefs and values. This collection is not merely a reflection on humanity; it's a threshold to intellectual liberation for those willing to undertake its passage.
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) stands among the most influential philosophers of the nineteenth century. A German philologist by training, Nietzsche quickly moved beyond the confines of language studies to pen a vast, intense corpus of philosophy that continues to provoke debate and inspiration. Renowned for his critique of morality and religion, as well as his radical re-evaluation of all values, Nietzsche's thought is encapsulated in works like 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra,' 'Beyond Good and Evil,' and 'The Genealogy of Morals.' Though 'The Greatest Works' alludes to an assemblage of his key texts, no single volume can fully capture the range of his philosophical vision. A proponent of the will to power and a precursor to existentialism and postmodernism, Nietzsche's assertion that 'God is dead' has reverberated through modern intellectual history. His style is marked by aphorism and rhetoric, employing a deeply personal and often polemic approach. Carrying profound historical significance, his ideas on power, culture, and the self have influenced fields from literature to psychology and political thought. Despite his later works being appropriated for unsavory political purposes, Nietzsche's true legacy lies in his enduring challenge to readers to confront their own values and create new ones in the face of an inherently meaningless world.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 2442 Seiten
Größe: 2,8 MB
Veröffentlichung: 13. November 2022