Nietzsche

Nietzsche

by Robert Wicks
     
 

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Stimulating and insightful, this is an essential guide to the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche, the philosopher whose startling declaration that 'God is dead' made him one of the key figures in modern thought. Author Robert Wicks moves deftly through the minefield of controversy that surrounds Nietzsche, presenting the philosopher's doctrines within the context of…  See more details below

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Stimulating and insightful, this is an essential guide to the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche, the philosopher whose startling declaration that 'God is dead' made him one of the key figures in modern thought. Author Robert Wicks moves deftly through the minefield of controversy that surrounds Nietzsche, presenting the philosopher's doctrines within the context of his Christian upbringing and the profound influence of his childhood experiences. Making difficult ideas clear and accessible, he provides a close examination of Nietzsche's best-known doctrines, and re-evaluates these not simply as a nihilistic, but as a positive and life-affirming system of belief. He also offers a survey of Nietzsche's profound influence on key modern thinkers, and a non-sensationalist reflection on his posthumous association with Nazism. Designed for students, scholars, and interested readers alike, this is a valuable account of an often misunderstood figure whose thought and philosophy had an indelible impact on the modern world.

About the Author:
Robert Wicks is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Auckland

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ISBN-13:
9781851684854
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
01/25/2007
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.63(d)

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