Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

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by Michael Tanner
     
 

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With his well-known idiosyncrasies and aphoristic style, Friedrich Nietzsche is always bracing and provocative, and temptingly easy to dip into. Michael Tanner's introduction to the philosopher's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings and explodes many of the misconceptions that have grown in the hundred years since Nietzsche wrote

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With his well-known idiosyncrasies and aphoristic style, Friedrich Nietzsche is always bracing and provocative, and temptingly easy to dip into. Michael Tanner's introduction to the philosopher's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings and explodes many of the misconceptions that have grown in the hundred years since Nietzsche wrote "do not, above all, confound me with what I am not!"

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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"...I find Tanner's book enormously useful for introducing Nietzsche philosophically.... Tanner manages to be succinct without being boring or pedantic.... I think his succinct and highly critical readings encourage genuine philosophical grappling with our modern self-proclaimed Dionysus, who after all needs to be treated as a philosopher, not an idol or a god."—Teaching Philosophy

"A breezy first look at Nietzsche...useful for undergraduates who need a quick and painless dose of Nietzsche's ideas."—Ethics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192854148
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
502,300
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 4.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Tanner is Fellow and University Lecturer in Philosophy at Corpus Christi College.

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Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for quick introduction to Nietzsche, this book will do the job. Nietzsche's life, his philosophical influences, and his basic philosophical ideas are covered in a short and compact way. For the beginning student of Nietzsche, it will propel you to further study. For the seasoned reader, the book will serve as a helpful review. Readers of this book may also like "Jenna's Flaw," a novel about Nietzsche, the death of God, the crumbling of Western civilization, and what the West can do to stop it.