The Antichrist

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Friedrich Nietzche (1844-1900) wrote The Antichrist (1888) after Thus Spake Zarathustra and shortly before the mental collapse that incapacitated him for the rest of his life. This work is both an unrestrained attack on Christianity and a further exposition of Nietzche's will-to-power philosophy so dramatically presented in Zarathustra. Christianity, says Nietzche, represents "everything weak, low, and botched; it has made an ideal out of antagonism towards all the self-preservative instincts of strong life." By ...
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Friedrich Nietzche (1844-1900) wrote The Antichrist (1888) after Thus Spake Zarathustra and shortly before the mental collapse that incapacitated him for the rest of his life. This work is both an unrestrained attack on Christianity and a further exposition of Nietzche's will-to-power philosophy so dramatically presented in Zarathustra. Christianity, says Nietzche, represents "everything weak, low, and botched; it has made an ideal out of antagonism towards all the self-preservative instincts of strong life." By contrast, Nietzche defines good as: "All that enhances the feeling of power, the Will to Power, and power itself in man. What is bad? - All that proceeds from weakness. What is happiness? - The feeling that power is increasing, - that resistance has been overcome." In attempting to redefine the basis of Western values by demolishing what Nietzche saw as the crippling influence of the Judeo-Christian tradition, The Antichrist has proved to be highly controversial and continuously stimulating to later generations of philosophers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451591002
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Pages: 110
  • Sales rank: 678,672
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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Friedrich Nietzsche wurde am 15.10.1844 in Röcken bei Lützen geboren. Er stammt väterlicher- und mütterlicherseits von Pastoren ab. Er studierte von 1864-1865 klassische Philologie in Bonn und Leipzig. Mit 25 Jahren wurde er außerordentlicher Professor der klassischen Philologie in Basel.

Nietzsche kam 1876 wegen eines Nerven- und Augenleidens vorübergehend und 1879 endgültig in den Ruhestand. 1889 brach seine Geisteskrankheit vollends aus, er kam in die Irrenanstalt in Basel. Er lebte seit 1897 in Weimar (in geistiger Umnachtung), wo er am 25.08.1900 starb.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Didn't like it in college

    Still think it is the worst sort of egotistical drivel.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2011

    Highly Recommend this book

    Was an enjoyable read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2003

    Nietzsche's works condensed into a single volume

    This is definitively the most important work from Nietzsche! It incorporates all the major concepts: the will to power, the ubermench, and the eternal return. Nietzsche's unabashed style culminates in his unapologetic critique of Christianity. This book cannot be read without reaction. It will inspire some, it will enrage others, but it will make all readers think and question. A reader that is unwilling to question or doubt, should not read this work. This is my favorite of Nietzsche's books. It reinforced, bluntly, what had been stated in ambiguity so many times before.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    God is real

    Um hello? God is dead.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2003

    World without religion?

    'The Antichrist' is one of the best written books that attack religion and it's foolishness.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2001

    Great book for those who know....

    A must read for those who accept the truth. Sometimes a bit of animosity peers through his writing though. Seems at times to be jaded which makes me question his motive; attack or simply objective observation?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2001

    morality, religion

    What strikes me most about this book is not the blatant blasphemy so much as the new perspective on religious criticism. Instead of wasting breath and time attempting to discredit the truthfulness of certain religions, he makes it a moot point. Even if Christianity were absolute truth, we should still not follow it. It's the slave morality that weakens the very being of mankind - not so much the supposed unreality of religion. Who ever said that truth and goodness are synonymous? This book attempts to refound our most cherished assumptions about what is important regarding life. Either agree or disagree, this book will always be a classic intrigue in my eyes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2001

    Oligarchal Collectiveness

    I have been thinking the same thing for years...Nietzsche gets my jumbled thoughts on the opium that is religion down superbly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2000

    Makes you question anything you've learned about religion

    i recommend this book to anyone interested in the works of Nietzsche. I went to Catholic school for some years and this books can make even the most devote christian question what they've learned

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2000

    A strong dislike for religion and a loathing for Christianity

    This treatise takes every opportunity to blast religion in general and Christianity in particular. Nietzsche lays down his arguments by revealing the plain idiocy of religion and also by attacking many of the idiosyncrasies of religious institutions. This is an excellent piece of philosophy for the inquisitive mind. Some of the writting is hard to follow, but he organizes his arguments into psuedo-chapters that are 1-2 pages in length, so if you have trouble with one psuedo-chapter, it won't prevent you from understanding the book as a whole. Lastly, the introduction by H.L. Mencken is anti-semetic [not necesarilly against the Jewish religion insomuch as it's against the Jewish peoples] and, I think, written in a style that's intended to confuse any and all readers, including himself.

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