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Although dour in appearance and formidable in reputation, Friedrich Nietzsche was an ardent practitioner of the art of poetry—called in twelfth-century Provencal "the gay science." This volume, which Nietzsche referred to as "the most personal of all my books," features the largest collection of his poetry that he ever chose to publish. It also offers an extensive and sophisticated treatment of the philosophical themes and views most central to his thinking, as well as the ...
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The Gay Science

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Overview


Although dour in appearance and formidable in reputation, Friedrich Nietzsche was an ardent practitioner of the art of poetry—called in twelfth-century Provencal "the gay science." This volume, which Nietzsche referred to as "the most personal of all my books," features the largest collection of his poetry that he ever chose to publish. It also offers an extensive and sophisticated treatment of the philosophical themes and views most central to his thinking, as well as the ideas that proved most influential to later philosophers.
Dating from the era when Nietzsche was at the peak of his intellectual powers, most of this book was written just before Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and the rest of it five years later, after Beyond Good and Evil. Zarathustra makes his first appearance in these pages, along with the author's well-known proclamation of the death of God—a concept to which much of the book is devoted—and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence. Readers will find this volume a wellspring for some of Nietzsche's most sustained and thought-provoking discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience, and the origin of logic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486121147
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/8/2012
  • Series: Dover Philosophical Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 646,864
  • File size: 702 KB

Table of Contents

Editorial Note
Preface to the Second Edition
Jest, Ruse and Revenge: A Prelude in Rhyme
Book First
Book Second
Book Third
Book Fourth: Sanctus Januarius
Book Fifth: We Fearless Ones
Appendix: Songs of Prince Free-as-a-Bird
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    Poor translation

    I recommend the walter kauffman

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    K to Chris

    *A guy with a sword ung iver his back and a battle type uniform and plenty of scraches and cuts and bruises and dirt on him* Come get it big boy? BEST OF VINES! *throws a hamburger at both of them*

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