Historical Dictionary of Nietzscheanism

Historical Dictionary of Nietzscheanism

by Carol Diethe
     
 

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The ideas and writing of the controversial German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche have provided ground for contentious debate over numerous aspects of philosophy and cultural theory that remain relevant even a century after Nietzsche's own death. However, a more sympathetic and nuanced consideration of Nietzsche's writings is gaining in popularity, making an…  See more details below

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The ideas and writing of the controversial German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche have provided ground for contentious debate over numerous aspects of philosophy and cultural theory that remain relevant even a century after Nietzsche's own death. However, a more sympathetic and nuanced consideration of Nietzsche's writings is gaining in popularity, making an introduction to the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche more needed and valuable now than ever before. The "Historical Dictionary of Nietzscheanism" provides this introduction not only by including important dictionary-style entries about his major ideas, lucidly and quickly explaining their important aspects, but also the details of his life, career, and his social and cultural relations. This context assists in understanding the origin, and eventual evolution, of his philosophical ideas. The reader will find discussions of earlier thinkers who influenced Nietzsche, contemporaries who agreed and disagreed with him, and those who perpetuated or distorted his thoughts after his death at the turn of the century. The work also includes a general introduction, a brief glossary of helpful terms, and a curriculum vitae and bibliography for Nietzsche, designed to help readers expand the horizon of their knowledge on this influential thinker.

Author Biography: Carol Diethe (Ph.D., London University) is Professor of European Cultural History at Middlesex University. Her academic career has been spent considering the History of Ideas, and she has written two scholarly works on Nietzsche and is a founding member of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society in the United Kingdom.

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Booknews
Provides an introduction to the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche, offering entries explaining his major works and ideas and detailing his life, career, and his social and cultural relations. Entries also discuss earlier thinkers who influenced him, contemporaries who agreed and disagreed with him, and those who perpetuated or distorted his thoughts after his death. Includes a general introduction, a glossary, and a curriculum vitae. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
CHOICE
A wonderful book.
American Reference Books Annual
...this particular work will benefit anyone, especially the novice, who desires to understand and appreciate his philosophy.
Religious Studies Review
A short but comprehensive dictionary that anyone interested in Nietzsche will find helpful.
New Nietzsche Studies
Of great use.
Choice
A wonderful book.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...this particular work will benefit anyone, especially the novice, who desires to understand and appreciate his philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810864702
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/08/2006
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
424
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Carol Diethe is a former professor at Middlesex University, specializing in History of Nietzsche and European Feminism. She is currently the review editor of Journal of Nietzsche Studies.

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