Basic Writings of Fredrich Nietzsche (Modern Library Series)

Basic Writings of Fredrich Nietzsche (Modern Library Series)

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by Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Kaufmann
     
 

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Introduction by Peter Gay
Translated and edited by Walter Kaufmann
Commentary by Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Gilles Deleuze
 
One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of

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Introduction by Peter Gay
Translated and edited by Walter Kaufmann
Commentary by Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Gilles Deleuze
 
One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche’s most important works, from his first book to his last: The Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo. Edited and translated by the great Nietzsche scholar Walter Kaufmann, this volume also features seventy-five aphorisms, selections from Nietzsche’s correspondence, and variants from drafts for Ecce Homo. It is a definitive guide to the full range of Nietzsche’s thought.
 
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

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"Nietzsche is one of the few philosophers since Plato whom large numbers of intelligent people read for pleasure."
--Walter Kaufmann

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ISBN-13:
9780679600008
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Series:
Modern Library Series
Edition description:
Modern Library Edition
Pages:
864
Sales rank:
544,895
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.27(h) x 1.54(d)

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Walter Kaufmann
Nietzsche is one of the few philosophers since Plato whom large numbers of intelligent people read for pleasure.

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Peter Gay is Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University and the former director of the Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library. His works include The Enlightenment: The Science of Freedom and Modernism: The Lure of Heresy.

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Basic Writings of Fredrich Nietzsche (Modern Library Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
garybehun More than 1 year ago
The late professor Kaufmann was the first reliable translator of Nietzsche's writings after WW11. Since then most all of the important books Nietzsche wrote have been translated by others as equally, if not better, than Kaufmann. However, all American translators of Nietzsche's works still have a high regard for Kaufmann's translations. This collection of basic writings by Nietzsche translated by Kaufmann is a good place to start but to gain a greater understanding of Nietzsche you have to read the rest of his books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fredrich Nietzsche writing's have always stirred thinking from those who like intellectual stimuli. Nietzsche has always been a great conversation for those who like a good discussion on life and how to live a good life without religion.
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