The Nietzsche Reader

The Nietzsche Reader

by Keith Ansell Pearson
     
 

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Nietzsche’s impact on modern thought cannot be overstated. Generations have been influenced by this controversial and exciting thinker whose work nourishes academic fields as diverse as philosophy, literary studies, and political theory. This collection brings together in one volume substantial selections from Nietzsche’s complete oeuvre, including some

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Nietzsche’s impact on modern thought cannot be overstated. Generations have been influenced by this controversial and exciting thinker whose work nourishes academic fields as diverse as philosophy, literary studies, and political theory. This collection brings together in one volume substantial selections from Nietzsche’s complete oeuvre, including some never before published in book form in English. It also contains impressive pedagogical features, including editorial sections on Nietzsche’s life and importance, an introduction to his philosophical ideas, introductions to each major section of writings, and a comprehensive guide to further reading.

Not only does the Reader generously excerpt all of Nietzsche’s major texts, it also showcases selections from his lesser-known writings, including his early critique “On Schopenhauer,” Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks, and the seminal essay “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense.” In addition, there are new translations of key pieces from Nietzsche’s unpublished notebooks of the 1880s, including the first sketch of the doctrine of eternal recurrence, and the “Lenzer Heide” text on European nihilism.

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"Intended to introduce students to Nietzsche’s writings, the Reader is of considerable value. It includes comprehensive selections from Nietzsche’s early, middle and late writings in English. The chronological presentation of the selections is particularly useful in helping students to appreciate Nietzsche’s philosophical development." International Journal of Philosophical Studies

The Nietzsche Reader offers an extremely comprehensive collection of Nietzsche’s philosophical writings, ranging from his youthful essays on fate to the pithy, epochal books written in the twilight of his sanity. Perfect for classroom use, in any number of courses across a variety of academic disciplines.” Daniel W. Conway, The Pennsylvania State University

“Thorough yet manageable, this Reader is an excellent introduction to Nietzsche. The editors’ balanced commentary is accessible to the novice while still engaging for scholars. This book is a great contribution to Nietzsche studies.” Kathleen Higgins, University of Texas Austin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226536
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/14/2006
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readers Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
1.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.52(d)

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From the Publisher
"Intended to introduce students to Nietzsche’s writings, the Reader is of considerable value. It includes comprehensive selections from Nietzsche’s early, middle and late writings in English. The chronological presentation of the selections is particularly useful in helping students to appreciate Nietzsche’s philosophical development." International Journal of Philosophical Studies

The Nietzsche Reader offers an extremely comprehensive collection of Nietzsche’s philosophical writings, ranging from his youthful essays on fate to the pithy, epochal books written in the twilight of his sanity. Perfect for classroom use, in any number of courses across a variety of academic disciplines.” Daniel W. Conway, The Pennsylvania State University

“Thorough yet manageable, this Reader is an excellent introduction to Nietzsche. The editors’ balanced commentary is accessible to the novice while still engaging for scholars. This book is a great contribution to Nietzsche studies.” Kathleen Higgins, University of Texas Austin

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