Nietzsche

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Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to fathom, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material. Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the best known and most widely read of philosophers, whose work and ideas have proved ...

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Overview

 

Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to fathom, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material. Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the best known and most widely read of philosophers, whose work and ideas have proved influential to leading figures in all areas of cultural life. Yet his ideas are also among the most challenging regularly encountered by students. His method and language can seem obscure and oblique, forcing the reader to struggle on his or her own and reflecting Nietzsche's desire that his readers form their own answers for themselves. Nietzsche: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of Nietzsche's philosophy, his major works and ideas, providing an ideal guide to the important and complex thought of this key philosopher. The book covers the whole range of Nietzsche's work, offering a detailed review of his landmark text, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, together with examination of his early and later work. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Nietzsche's thought, the book also provides a cogent and reliable survey of the various, often profoundly different, interpretations of his work and ideas. This is the ideal companion to the study of this most influential and challenging of philosophers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826489241
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/24/2007
  • Series: Guides for the Perplexed Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author


R. Kevin Hill is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Portland State University, USA, and has published a number of books and articles on Nietzsche.
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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction A pervasive presence Biographical sketch Nietzsche's minor published writings Editions and translations

2. Nietzsche's Writings The early works The middle works Zarathustra and the latter works

3. Nihilism, Will to Power, and Value Nihilism The will to power
'And nothing else besides!'
Eternal recurrence

4. Perspectivism Logic Perception Knowledge in a world of will to power

5. Critique of Morality Nobility Genealogy The story

6. Heidegger's Nietzsche Preliminaries The will to power as art The eternal recurrence of the same The will to power as knowledge Nihilism again

7. A Different Nietzsche Derrida Foucault Deleuze Notes Select Bibliography Index

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